The stage adaptation of the the third and final part of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy will run at the Gielgud Theatre from the 23rd September.

Ben Miles and Hilary Mantel (c) Jeff Overs

Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced initial casting for the upcoming production of The Mirror and The Light, adapted for the stage by by Dame Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles.

Joining the previously announced Ben Miles who will return to his role as Cromwell to complete the trilogy and Nathaniel Parker, resuming his Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award nominated role as Henry VIII will be: Miles, Parker, Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Matt Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner) and Giles Taylor (Archbishop Cranmer) – all of whom return to their roles in the earlier plays Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.

Those also announced to join the production include: Rosanna Adams (Anna of Cleves), Paul Adeyefa (Christophe), Aurora Burghart (Elizabeth Seymour), Terique Jarrett (Gregory Cromwell), Jordan Kouamé (Rafe Sadler), Geoffrey Lumb (Thomas Wriothesley), Olivia Marcus (Jane Seymour) Tony Turner  (Kingston), Leo Wan (Richard Riche) and Nicholas Woodeson (Duke of Norfolk). Rosanna Adams, Aurora Burghart and Jordan Kouamé are making their professional debuts. Further casting will be announced soon.

England, 1536. Anne Boleyn’s fate has been sealed by the executioner. Jane Seymour must deliver King Henry a healthy heir. And to the disgust of Henry’s nobles, Thomas Cromwell continues his ruthless ascent from the gutters of Putney to the highest rank beside his master. But Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.

The further you climb, the harder you fall.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the creative team for The Mirror and The Light also includes: scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram who won both Olivier and Tony Awards for his work on Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound design by Nick Powell.

The Mirror and The Light will play at the Gielgud Theatre from the 23rd September until the 28th November. To book your tickets click here or visit: Love, Theatre Tickets Direct, London Theatre Direct, From the Box Office or Last


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