The production is based on the third part of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy.

Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have confirmed the final cast members to join the production of The Mirror and the Light as rehearsals begin.

New names added to the cast are: Melissa Allan (Princess Mary), Samuel Awoyo (Ensemble), Ian Drysdale (French Ambassador), Jo Herbert (Lady Rochford), Andrew Hodges (Ensemble), Niamh James (Ensemble), Umi Myers (Helen Sadler / Dorothea Wolsey), Liam Smith (Walter Cromwell) and Nicholas Tizzard (Ensemble).

They will join the previously announced returning cast members Ben Miles (Cromwell), Nathaniel Parker (Henry VIII), Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Matt Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner) and Giles Taylor (Archbishop Cranmer) and new to the trilogy: 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). 

Adapted for the stage by Dame Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles, the production is directed by Jeremy Herrin, who was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for the first two productions in the trilogy.

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.

This stage adaptation will begin performances at the run at the Gielgud Theatre from Thursday 23rd September for a strictly limited season until Sunday 28th November.

The Mirror and the Light’s creative team 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,  with sound design by Nick Powell, movement direction by EJ Boyle and casting by Helena Palmer CDG.

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.comTheatre Tickets DirectLondon Theatre DirectFrom the Box Office or Last Minute.com.