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  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.

Giving the Duke some stick

November 14, 2013

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

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Marching bravely towards opening

November 14, 2013

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

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Another day, another play

November 7, 2013

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.

by Nick Day  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

The last post

November 7, 2013

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.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Mastering the art of leaving

November 4, 2013

Evangeline Whitlock , deputy stage manager for our new production of Antony and Cleopatra, blogs about the move from rehearsals up to Stratford-upon-Avon for the start of tech rehearsals.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry


October 30, 2013

Nick Day  gives us an insider view on the costume fittings for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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Bighead strikes again

October 30, 2013

As his time with us draws to an end, Ben Deery has something important to share about his fellow actor, Ciarán Owens.

by Ben Deery  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Dances with wolves

October 28, 2013

This week, Joey Batey gets his groove on and learns all about sex, dancing and politics.

by Joey Batey  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Getting the thrust

October 23, 2013

This week Nick Day, who plays Norfolk in Wolf Hall, considers costumes and the price of holy relics.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Time to pinch myself

October 22, 2013

Richard II  opened last week and Elliot Barnes-Worrell shares his experience of it. He says it's been a bit like a dream.

by Elliot Barnes-Worrell  |  6 comments  |  Read this entry

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