Blogs dated July 2014

Get thee to a Portakabin

July 31, 2014

After some consideration, I decided that a luxury Winnebago might cause resentment and friction amongst my fellow actors, but still felt that as the star of the show, I should receive preferential treatment, so I sent instructions that my dressing room should be apart from the mere humans' accommodation.

by Mossup  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Oliver Ford Davies

July 21, 2014

Oliver Ford Davies has a wealth of experience as a Shakespearean actor and can make us see anew what we might have taken for granted about a text. He plays Justice Shallow in Henry IV, Part II.

by Viv Graver  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Our Jacko's' story with Michael Morpurgo

July 18, 2014

Children from 13 schools in Stratford-upon-Avon, saw their creative writing bought to life on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage as part of an education project led by Michael Morpurgo.

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To pee or not to pee?

July 15, 2014

Second rehearsal seemed to go well, there is an awful lot of talking, I expect I will get used to it, probably the best thing is to have a little snooze while all that chatter is going on, though I suspect that snoring might be frowned upon...

by Mossup  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

Sahara mouth

July 11, 2014

I haven't been this scared since I did a stand-up gig at the dreaded Buzz Club, Manchester 1994. Yes, you heard - stand-up. Since then I've jumped out of a plane, dived in open water with a leaky mask, lived in Elephant and Castle. Nothing, nothing has touched that walk to the mike for a 5 minute stand-up spot.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

'I want to know what happens next'

July 10, 2014

As part of our most recent schools broadcast (of Henry IV Parts I and II), we offered schools and/or students with hearing difficulties the opportunity to watch a BSL signed version of the performance.

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Exit chased by a pug

July 3, 2014

Several of us went to the rehearsal rooms at Stratford to meet some important people, these turned out to be very pleasant types, we all had plenty of fuss, and we allowed these important people to meet and greet us.

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