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.

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

To do: buy tissues

October 22, 2013

Evangeline Whitlock , Deputy Stage Manager for Antony and Cleopatra, adds a packet of tissues to her essential kit for a stage manager.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Playing for laughs

October 22, 2013

As A Mad World My Mastersdraws to a close, Ben Deery reflects on the art of making an audience laugh.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

How to start a show

October 16, 2013

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

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

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