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:

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.

Paola Dionisotti

Paola Dionisotti  is a regular at the RSC and is currently playing Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part I and II. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by London Evening Standard Theatre, for her performance in Further Than The Furthest Thing, at the National Theatre.

Simon Yadoo

Simon Yadoo  is appearing with us for the first time this year in Henry IV Parts I and II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He'll be fitting in a wedding later in the year, just for good measure.

Martin Bassindale

Martin Bassindale , lover of bicycles, and keen musician from South London, recently graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Debuting at RSC with Henry IV Parts I and II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Also currently dabbling in knitting.

Evangeline Whitlock

Evangeline Rose Whitlock  is a professional stage manager and theatre educator from the US. She is the Deputy Stage Manager for our Winter 2013/2014 production of Antony and Cleopatrawhich shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, Miami and New York. Follow @evangelinerose1on Twitter.

Joey Batey

Joey Batey  is a recent university graduate and is making his debut with us playing Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He likes long coats, whiskey and words. Follow @JoeyBatey on Twitter.

Nick Day

Nick Day returns this winter to play the Duke of Norfolk in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He'll be blogging from the rehearsals and into production. Get his book, On Bard Duty from Amazon or the RSC bookshop. Follow @NicholasDayUK on Twitter.

How to start a show

October 16, 2013
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It's week two of rehearsals for Antony and Cleopatra and this week Evangeline explains the blocking process.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Taking up the Mantel

October 15, 2013
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How relevant are Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies to us today, wonders Joey. As relevant as Breaking Bad, he concludes.

by Joey Batey  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Entrances and exits

October 15, 2013
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We're into the second week of rehearsals for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, and start by continuing our work around the table. It is becoming more evident that not a line is wasted in these plays.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

We're all doomed

October 15, 2013
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In his first blog for us about Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, Joey receives some sage advice and ponders the youthfulness of soul of the production.

by Joey Batey  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Getting the keys

October 8, 2013
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In his first blog post about Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, Nick shares experiences from the first week of rehearsals.

by Nick Day  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Introducing 'the book'

October 8, 2013
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It's the first week of rehearsals. This particular show is really unique in that I get to learn a new and different stage management structure and I get to travel and work with a different culture than my own.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

What does a stage manager do anyway?

October 8, 2013
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My name is Evangeline Whitlock, and I'm the Deputy Stage Manager for Antony and Cleopatra. I'm from New York by way of California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. Let me start by telling you what a stage manager does.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Running

October 1, 2013

I find myself running a lot these days, from rehearsals to costume fittings to voice calls, to Sainsbury's for a banana to refuel and back into rehearsals to run scenes.

by Elliot Barnes-Worrell  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

A night off

September 27, 2013
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Having three shows in the rep and only being in two means that you sometimes have a night off. After six months of being on stage every evening of the week, this is oddly disconcerting.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Shakespeare in Venice

September 17, 2013
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The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity in the Swan as the third and final play of our rep, Mark Ravenhill's Candide, has been brought into the theatre and opened to the public. Now, as much as I'd love to give you the inside scoop on all of that, I can't.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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