Blogs dated February 2013

Bethan Walker

February 28, 2013
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It's a big ask to be expected to understudy both Hermione and Perdita in your RSC debut season. But a challenge that Bethan Walker embraced.

by Viv Graver  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Selling out

February 26, 2013
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Well that went well! Press night was amazing and now we're practically sold out. It's a nice feeling. Every show from now on will have a full house watching it.

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The highlight of my career so far

February 26, 2013
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It's Sunday and I've just had a blissful day off with my two roomies in the sunshine in Warwick castle, topped off with a three course meal and glass of bubbly. Bliss.

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Rakie Ayola

February 18, 2013
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Shakespeare, So what? That would have been actor Rakie Ayola's response at age 17.

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Jo Stone-Fewings

February 18, 2013
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If you find yourself playing Oberon when you are 12, you may reap the benefit when you are 44. Jo says that he doesn't generally retain the lines of a role after the run. But when he played Oberon two years ago he magically found that he knew the lines.

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Bart David Soroczynski

February 18, 2013
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Bart David Soroczynski played Doctor Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor. He has an international perspective on theatre arising mainly from his postgraduate experience over the past 10 years.

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Jake Fairbrother

February 18, 2013
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Although both his parents were actors, Jake had no ambition to follow in their footsteps. He was determined to be a professional footballer and went a good way down the road to become one.

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Carla Mendonca

February 18, 2013
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Actor Carla Mendonça appears in The Mouse and His Child and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Carla's parents were both professional dancers in Portugal before moving to England where she grew up. She attended the Rambert Ballet School although her preference was for character dancing, tap and later flamenco. She considered roller skates an extension of her legs!

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A Life of Galileo previews

February 15, 2013
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Well that's preview number three down and dusted. We're changing lots everyday. Our call is usually 11am for notes and then we work through different bits. Same routine as always.

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Phillip Breen

February 15, 2013
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Phillip Breen directed The Merry Wives of Windsor. He first became aware of Shakespeare as a volume sitting alongside Dickens's novels on a bookshelf at his grandparents' house on Merseyside.

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