Watch the company chat in the Green Room and answer your questions.

Watch on demand until midnight on Friday 25 June.

Green Room chats

Links to the daily green room chats

All daily Green Room chat sessions have now been recorded, but you can still watch on demand using the links below. Please bear in mind that sessions were recorded live and whilst every effort was made to avoid it, there was occasional strong language.

Tuesday 1 June

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The company speak to Stephen Greenblatt, author of Tyrant. For more insight, watch the online event with Stephen Greenblatt and Gregory Doran

Wednesday 2 June

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Chat led by Owen Horsley and Polly Bennett with actors Amanda Harris and Mark Quartley

Thursday 3 June

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Gregory Doran, Marty Cruickshank and Michael Balogun visit the family tree from Edward III to Henry VI, illustrated with images of actors from RSC productions

Friday 4 June  

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Owen Horsley and actors Anna Leong Brophy, Lily Nichol, Jamie Wilkes and Liyah Summers answer questions from the public

Monday 7 June

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Jamie Wilkes, Michael Balogun, Minnie Gale and Liyah Summers talk about mental health as an actor and returning to the rehearsal room after months away

Tuesday 8 June 

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Gregory Doran in conversation with our Stage Management team for the project: Julia Wade, Klare Roger, Briony Kirkman and Rachael Barber explain what they do, including looking after weapons and stage kissing in Covid times. 

Wednesday 9 June  

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Owen, Amanda, Mark and Anna on the Green Room terrace discussing the 'stagger through' today and what they learned.

Thursday 10 June

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Fight directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown and actors Lily Nichol, Jamie Ballard welcome questions from our Associate Schools across the country. 

Friday 11 June 

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Amanda, Bridgitta, Anna, Jamie and Mimi answer audience questions on abridging the play, casting during Covid and working with two directors. They talk about how they feel at the end of Week 2, what it's like coming back to rehearsals after the pandemic, and being observed through a camera in the room.

Monday 14 June  

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Today we meet the musicians who you'll have been hearing through the rehearsals. Music Supervisor Bruce O’Neil in conversation with Nick Lee and Kev Waterman.

Tuesday 15 June

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Owen joined by Fali (Bridgitta), Chris, Amanda and Mark - answering questions about rehearsal room jargon and terminology.

Wednesday 16 June 

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Minnie (Mariah Gale) talks about her personal process of prepping and her linguistic exercises from playing Juliet, to help her get a feel for the sounds. Oliver describes his approach, how he breaks down more complex scenes and working out his character's language.

Thursday 17 June  

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Michael Balogun, James Cooney and Lily Nichol answer questions from our Associate Schools across the country.

Friday 18 June 

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Ben, Andrew, Pete and Pip talk about their roles behind the scenes at the RSC, on this and other projects. They reflect on the changes to their roles while working through Covid, and pick out their favourite moments from the project.

 

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