Whispers from the Wings

These blog posts are a diary of our productions, explaining what's happening through the rehearsal process. They are written by our cast and crew. Our current bloggers are:

Vivien Parry

Vivien Parry  is debuting at the RSC with The Shoemaker's Holiday. Having just celebrated over quarter of a century as an actor she has played everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Outside of the theatre she is studying philosophy, psychology and psychotherapy for a degree with the Open University.

Tom Morton-Smith

Tom Morton-Smith  is a playwright whose work includes Oppenheimer, playing in the Swan Theatre in 2015. When he's not writing he spends his time trekking the high arctic wilderness.

Mossup

Mossup  is a Blackpool-born Lurcher, making her RSC debut in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Television work includes the Easter Bunny (Aldi), Casualty, The Tudors and Topsy and Tim. Films include Mr Turner and the Invisible Woman. Mossup recently appeared in Legally Blonde at the Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow.

Lizzie Hopley

Lizzie Hopley  is appearing with us for the first time this year in The Roaring Girl and Arden of Faversham. Born in Liverpool, Lizzie trained at Manchester University and RADA and is an actress and writer dedicated to developing strong and unusual roles for women.

Juggling plays

December 30, 2013

There's been no rest for Nick Day and the rest of the cast for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies over the festive period. Find out the latest from behind the scenes.

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Wings and prayers

December 30, 2013
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Joey Batey , Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, writes from the wings. If you hear him shouting 'Codpiece!' don't worry. It's all part of the preparation for opening night.

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Basecamp and beyond

December 19, 2013
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Nick Day  gives us a privileged peek into the final days of preparation for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. What will we see when we enter this strangely familiar world?

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Mind the gaps

December 12, 2013
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Wolf Hall 's Nick Day writes from final rehearsal and technical week here in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Clapham Junction

December 6, 2013
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The Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies company moved from rehearsals in Clapham to Stratford-upon-Avon this week. Nick Day has the latest news.

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On the road again

December 6, 2013
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It's time for Antony and Cleopatra to visit the US so production stage manager Evangeline Whitlock is packing again and hitting the road. We'll miss her in Stratford.

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Tech-ing Neverland

December 5, 2013
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Meet Francis Lynch - our newest blogger and stage manager for Wendy and Peter Pan. He'll be taking us straight on to Neverland. This week he shows us behind the scenes at technical rehearsals.

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Sharing the load

November 28, 2013
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Nick Day , who plays Norfolk in Wolf Hall, is going to be an understudy. But he'll be keeping his clothes on.

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The way of Danger Ball

November 28, 2013
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This week Joey Batey, Wolf Hall's Mark Smeaton, explains the joys of Danger Ball. It's a game. Apparently.

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Breathing together

November 21, 2013
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The show has been open for a week and deputy stage manager Evangeline Whitlock has been doing a lot of breathing with the Antony and Cleopatra company.

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