Share the excitement of watching actors grapple with the text and put the play on its feet live from the rehearsal room.

Watch on demand until midnight on Friday 25 June.

Lunchtime rehearsals on a red background with two pairs of legs behind

Links to daily lunchtime rehearsals

All daily lunchtime rehearsal 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.

Join the cast for the first day of live rehearsals, as they run through Acts 1 to 4

Wednesday 2 June

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Movement Director Polly Bennett leads a movement warm-up, which Director Owen Horsley uses as a foundation for 'blocking' the play's opening scene

Thursday 3 June

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Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown teach footwork, safety and best practice techniques when using weapons in the rehearsal room

Friday 4 June  

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The cast talk about fears when approaching Shakespeare’s text. They explore iambic pentameter, the language's sensory rhythm, and two speeches in detail
Download the speeches (PDF)

Monday 7 June

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Rehearsal of Act 4 of the play, including a discussion about how to crown someone onstage during Covid times

Tuesday 8 June 

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Join us as we work through Act 5, including how to lasso in a covid-safe way.

Wednesday 9 June  

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Today's rehearsal looks at Act 2, Scene 4, The Temple Garden, then moves on to Act 5, Scene 3 with Margaret (Mariah Gale) and Suffolk (Oliver Johnstone).

Thursday 10 June

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Movement Director Polly Bennett and Owen Horsley work together to direct the meeting between the two Talbots in Act 4, Scene 6.

Friday 11 June 

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Gregory introduces the session, working through Act 1, Scene 4 and Act, 2 Scene 1 (the major 'Joan of Arc' scenes) with fight work from RC-Annie (Fight Directors Rachel and Ruth), then a full run-through of the scene. Hear the drumming as the French army head into battle with Joan as their saviour. 

Monday 14 June  

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Join rehearsals working through Act 4, looking at the journey from Paris (and the King's coronation), to Bordeaux (to meet the Talbots).
Strong language used 

Tuesday 15 June

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Join the company as they work through Act 5 of the play.

Wednesday 16 June 

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Rehearsal Of Orleans (Act 1, Scenes 4, 5, 6) and Bordeaux (Act 4, Scene 2) with Gregory Doran, Owen Horsley, Polly Bennett and Fight Directors RC-Annie.
Strong language used 

Thursday 17 June  

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Stagger through of the play to just over the halfway point. Stagger through of the play to just over the halfway point and working on Act 1, Scene 1 and 2.- worked on Act 1 Scene 1 and Scene 2.
Strong language used 

Friday 18 June 

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The company continues to work through the play. 

 

More live rehearsal room sessions

Join the acting company to take part in a daily warm up from 10 to 10.30am, then come back later to watch the company chat in the Green Room from 6pm every evening.

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