and the Royal Shakespeare Company present
THE FINAL PART OF THE WOLF HALL TRILOGY
Adapted by Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
FROM 23 SEPT - 9 WEEKS ONLY
GIELGUD THEATRE, LONDON
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, the highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel's WOLF HALL TRILOGY, to the West End this September.
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 Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.
‘The essence of the thing is not to judge with hindsight, from the lofty perch of the 21stcentury. It’s to be there with them - in the king’s rooms where the secrets are spilled, in the council chamber where they scrap over the future of the nation. We move forward with them into a future that is not predetermined, but where chance and hazard will play a vital role.’
A Delfont Mackintosh Theatre