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:

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.

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.

Mind the gaps

December 12, 2013
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Wolf Hall 's Nick Day writes from final rehearsal and technical week here in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Clapham Junction

December 6, 2013
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The Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies company moved from rehearsals in Clapham to Stratford-upon-Avon this week. Nick Day has the latest news.

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On the road again

December 6, 2013
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It's time for Antony and Cleopatra to visit the US so production stage manager Evangeline Whitlock is packing again and hitting the road. We'll miss her in Stratford.

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Tech-ing Neverland

December 5, 2013
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Meet Francis Lynch - our newest blogger and stage manager for Wendy and Peter Pan. He'll be taking us straight on to Neverland. This week he shows us behind the scenes at technical rehearsals.

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Sharing the load

November 28, 2013
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Nick Day , who plays Norfolk in Wolf Hall, is going to be an understudy. But he'll be keeping his clothes on.

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The way of Danger Ball

November 28, 2013
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This week Joey Batey, Wolf Hall's Mark Smeaton, explains the joys of Danger Ball. It's a game. Apparently.

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Breathing together

November 21, 2013
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The show has been open for a week and deputy stage manager Evangeline Whitlock has been doing a lot of breathing with the Antony and Cleopatra company.

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Keepy-uppy comedy

November 21, 2013
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What does keepy-uppy have to do with Wolf Hall, comedy or timing? Nick Day explains.

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An idiot in brilliant clothes

November 14, 2013
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Joey Batey  is learning the lute - proving that Mark Smeaton wasn't just an idiot in brilliant clothes - and enjoying the process of bringing the smaller characters of Wolf Hall to life.

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Giving the Duke some stick

November 14, 2013
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The Duke of Norfolk is beginning to draw breath again - Nick Day brings news from Wolf Hall.

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