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:

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.

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.

Keepy-uppy comedy

November 21, 2013

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

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

An idiot in brilliant clothes

November 14, 2013

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.

by Joey Batey  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Giving the Duke some stick

November 14, 2013

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

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Marching bravely towards opening

November 14, 2013

Deputy stage manager, Evangeline Whitlock, describes the final week before opening night for the company of Antony and Cleopatra.

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Another day, another play

November 7, 2013

Nick Day  has more news from the rehearsal rooms as he and the rest of the company breathe life into the world of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

by Nick Day  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

The last post

November 7, 2013

Ben Deery, who was part of our company for Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters bids the Whispers from the wings blog farewell.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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

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