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:

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.

Vivien Parry

Vivien Parry  is debuting at the RSC with The Shoemaker's Holiday. Having just celebrated over quarter of a century as an actor she has played everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Outside of the theatre she is studying philosophy, psychology and psychotherapy for a degree with the Open University.

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.

Playing for laughs

October 22, 2013

As A Mad World My Mastersdraws to a close, Ben Deery reflects on the art of making an audience laugh.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

How to start a show

October 16, 2013

It's week two of rehearsals for Antony and Cleopatra and this week Evangeline explains the blocking process.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Taking up the Mantel

October 15, 2013

How relevant are Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies to us today, wonders Joey. As relevant as Breaking Bad, he concludes.

by Joey Batey  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Entrances and exits

October 15, 2013

We're into the second week of rehearsals for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, and start by continuing our work around the table. It is becoming more evident that not a line is wasted in these plays.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

We're all doomed

October 15, 2013

In his first blog for us about Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, Joey receives some sage advice and ponders the youthfulness of soul of the production.

by Joey Batey  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Getting the keys

October 8, 2013

In his first blog post about Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, Nick shares experiences from the first week of rehearsals.

by Nick Day  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Introducing 'the book'

October 8, 2013

It's the first week of rehearsals. This particular show is really unique in that I get to learn a new and different stage management structure and I get to travel and work with a different culture than my own.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

What does a stage manager do anyway?

October 8, 2013

My name is Evangeline Whitlock, and I'm the Deputy Stage Manager for Antony and Cleopatra. I'm from New York by way of California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. Let me start by telling you what a stage manager does.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry


October 1, 2013

I find myself running a lot these days, from rehearsals to costume fittings to voice calls, to Sainsbury's for a banana to refuel and back into rehearsals to run scenes.

by Elliot Barnes-Worrell  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

A night off

September 27, 2013

Having three shows in the rep and only being in two means that you sometimes have a night off. After six months of being on stage every evening of the week, this is oddly disconcerting.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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