The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies were hailed as landmark and must-see theatrical events. Now Playful Productions and the RSC bring The Mirror and the Light to the West End this September.
Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles join forces to adapt the exhilarating and fast-paced conclusion of this thrilling story for the London stage, with Ben Miles reprising his “astonishing performance” (Daily Telegraph) as the legendary Thomas Cromwell.
If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?
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 with the threat of invasion and the King’s legacy tottering, Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.
The further you climb, the harder you fall.
A fitting and successful conclusion to the Trilogy
Thrilling stage finale to Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy
A compelling play benefits from Ben Miles' exquisite performance
Whittled-down Mantel makes a powerful case for traditional theatre
Hilary Mantel completes a magnificent theatrical hat-trick
The last part of Hilary Mantel's dramatic trilogy feels too safe
Great bit of historical fiction for those who enjoy that sort of thing
Staged with panache and dancing
Accomplished and engaging, if slightly functional, adaptation of the third instalment in Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy
Cromwell’s spell is finally broken
Third time round, Hilary Mantel self-adapts, and eviscerates, her novel on stage
Cogs of courtly life feel too mechanical
Date & time
2.30pm & 7.30pm