NEWS: The Mirror and the Light Extends West End Run

The production based on the concluding part of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy is now booking for an additional eight weeks until the 23rd January.

The news of the extension comes as rehearsal images are released as the cast and company prepare for the show to make its world premiere debut at the Gielgud Theatre from the 23rd September.

Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have confirmed that due to popular demand, The Mirror and the Light will now run in the West End until the 23rd January 2022. Tickets for the extension booking period are on sale now.

The third and final novel in the Wolf Hall trilogy has been adapted for the West End stage by Dame Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles. Jeremy Herrin, who was nominated for an Olivier Award, a Tony Award and won the Evening Standard Award for the first two productions, returns to direct.

This play is the concluding part to Mantel’s award winning novels that chart the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell commissioned and developed for the stage by Playful Productions. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies had sold out runs in London in 2014, following their premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

The cast for the production is led by 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).

Joining them in the production will be 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).

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.

The creative team behind the production 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 23rd January. To book your tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.comTheatre Tickets DirectLondon Theatre DirectFrom the Box Office or Last

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