See the actors warm up for the day – feel free to join in.

Watch on demand until midnight on Friday 25 June.

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Links to the daily warm up

All daily warm up 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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Gregory Doran introduces the play and the Ashcroft Room and Owen Horsley leads the company in some introductory warm-up games

Wednesday 2 June

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Actor Jamie Wilkes leads the company through a warm up including physical, vocal and breathing exercises

Thursday 3 June

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Movement Director Polly Bennett starts the company off with some shoulder exercises and stretches, before moving on to a game of Shift

Friday 4 June

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Professional voice coach and actor Cathleen McCarron joins Directors Gregory Doran and Owen Horsley to think about voice and text

Monday 7 June

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Owen Horsley leads the acting company through a range of vocal and physical sequences

Tuesday 8 June 

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Actors Lily Nichol and Liyah Summers lead the warm up with the full company

Wednesday 9 June  

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Bridgitta 'Fali' Roy leads today's warm up for the company, including breathing, vocal and stretching exercises. The session ends with the company's favourite game - 'Cheese'.

Thursday 10 June

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Voice and text session with Cathleen McCarron, including vocal exercises focusing on 'variety' and 'flexibility'. The company uses punctuation to track the changing thoughts in a speech from Henry VI Part One.

Friday 11 June 

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Company warm up led by Actor Amanda Harris.

Monday 14 June  

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Voice and text session with Cathleen McCarron and the acting company.

Tuesday 15 June

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Join today's full company warm up, led by actor Chris Middleton.

Wednesday 16 June 

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The company warm up together and look at the opening of the play with Movement Director Polly Bennett.

Thursday 17 June

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Warm up with for the day with Jamie Ballard and Gregory Doran.

Friday 18 June 

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Join the vocal warm up for the last day of live rehearsals with Mariah (Minnie) Gale.


More live rehearsal room sessions

Share the excitement of watching actors grapple with the text and put the play on its feet live from the rehearsal room, then later watch the company chat in the Green Room.

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