Blogs by Lizzie Hopley

Our Roaring Girls Part 2 - Sharon Small

September 11, 2014
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I'm in Sharon Small's dressing room (don't worry, she's here too). It's Part 2 of my Roaring Girl interviews where I ask our Lead Roarers how the season has treated them.

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Our Roaring Girls Part 1 - Lisa Dillon

August 22, 2014
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The Roaring Girls - a ground breaking season at the RSC - a bumper pack of plays featuring Class A roles for the girls - so how are our Roarers doing? Starting with Lisa Dillon...

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Devil's preview

August 8, 2014
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We did it. And after cutting the tech short to fit in a dress rehearsal, it's a feat of achievement to have survived The White Devil. Not without hiccups.

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Blood sweat and tears

August 4, 2014
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It's the height of cruelty that slap bang in the middle of RSC Fight Week - a celebration of all things stage combat - we lose a member of the Swan Company to injury during a fight rehearsal for The White Devil.

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Sahara mouth

July 11, 2014
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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.

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Public Understudy Shows AKA 'Pussies'

June 26, 2014
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Lizzie Hopley from The Roaring Girl and Arden of Faversham delves into the world of the RSC Public Understudy.

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The Roaring Girl press night

June 4, 2014
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For any of you that might think a theatre press night is about flowers and hobnobbing in the bar...

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Who dunnit?!

May 9, 2014
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Nope, not who killed master Arden of Faversham but who wrote the thing? A blog or two ago, I sang the praises of the author/thoress of Arden of Faversham.

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The big move

April 29, 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon. Is this the most exciting town in the UNIVERSE? My first ever visit was when I was in school and I remember nothing about the play but the gift shop was ace.

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Them sexy Victorians

April 2, 2014
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Oooo I do love a job where you get called in for a lecture on sex.

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