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.

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.

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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Keepy-uppy comedy

November 21, 2013
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What does keepy-uppy have to do with Wolf Hall, comedy or timing? Nick Day explains.

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An idiot in brilliant clothes

November 14, 2013
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Joey Batey  is learning the lute - proving that Mark Smeaton wasn't just an idiot in brilliant clothes - and enjoying the process of bringing the smaller characters of Wolf Hall to life.

by Joey Batey  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Giving the Duke some stick

November 14, 2013
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The Duke of Norfolk is beginning to draw breath again - Nick Day brings news from Wolf Hall.

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Marching bravely towards opening

November 14, 2013
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Deputy stage manager, Evangeline Whitlock, describes the final week before opening night for the company of Antony and Cleopatra.

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Another day, another play

November 7, 2013
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Nick Day  has more news from the rehearsal rooms as he and the rest of the company breathe life into the world of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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The last post

November 7, 2013
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Ben Deery, who was part of our company for Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters bids the Whispers from the wings blog farewell.

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