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:

Beth Cordingly

Beth Cordingly  is an actor and mum who used to write but now sleeps in her spare time. She studied English and Drama at Birmingham University and trained at Webber Douglas. This is her debut season at the RSC.

Oscar Toeman

Oscar Toeman  is Assistant Director on The Merchant of Venice in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this summer. He began directing whilst studying English at university. He is currently learning German.

Gabby Wong

Gabby Wong  was born in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She became involved in student theatre whilst studying politics at University of Bath and went on to train at Italia Conti. This is her debut RSC season. She also works on various writing projects.

And the stuff goes on

February 28, 2014

Nick Day  continues to enjoy extra-curricular activities in Stratford-upon-Avon, but still has time to snap a backstage pic or two.

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February 26, 2014

Lizzie Hopley , our new blogger from the company of The Roaring Girl, writes about dressing up as a man and channelling Shameless' Frank Gallagher.

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All the Other Stuff

February 20, 2014

Nick Day  explains what he gets up to when he's not on the stage of the Swan Theatre. And he drops a hint about a London transfer.

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Silent rehearsals

February 20, 2014

Shortly after rehearsals for Henry IV began, Simon Yadoo discovered he had a vocal polyp. He shares the story here.

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20 years of preparation

February 13, 2014

Simon Yadoo is part of the Henry IV company. In his first blog post he writes about a visit to the Jerusalem Chamber - a room in Westminster Abbey not usually open to visitors.

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Four weeks to go ...

February 13, 2014

Martin Bassindale , blogs from the Henry IV rehearsal room about the difference between travelling in London now and then.

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Run, stage manager, run

February 13, 2014

Evangeline Whitlock , the deputy stage manager for our touring production of Antony and Cleopatra, writes from Miami about how she handles the stress of the job.

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A bit of a knee trembler

February 7, 2014

Nick Day 's understudy run performance in Wolf Hall caused him some anxiety. Now it's time for a break.

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Bodies, beers and Burns

January 31, 2014

Nick Day  has a busy week socially - with a trip to the pub and a Burns Night celebration.

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Long bow lessons at the RSC

January 31, 2014

Martin Bassindale , part of the Henry IV company, had a good day in rehearsals this week - he learned to shoot a long bow.

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