Initial casting has been announced for the world premiere stage production of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light. The play is the final instalment of the award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.
The Mirror and the Light is adapted by Mantel and Ben Miles, who returns to his role as Thomas Cromwell. The production runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September to 28 November.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, who won the Evening Standard Award for the previous two productions in the trilogy, cast includes Nathaniel Parker in his Olivier Award-winning role as Henry VIII, Nicholas Boulton as Duke of Suffolk, Matt Pidgeon as Stephen Gardiner and Giles Taylor as Archbishop Cranmer, who all reprise their roles from the earlier plays.
New casting includes Rosanna Adams as Anna of Cleves, Paul Adeyefa as Christophe, Aurora Burghart as Elizabeth Seymour, Terique Jarrett as Gregory Cromwell, Jordan Kouamé as Rafe Sadler, Geoffrey Lumb as Thomas Wriothesley, Olivia Marcus as Jane Seymour, Tony Turner as Kingston, Leo Wan as Richard Riche and Nicholas Woodeson as Duke of Norfolk.
The Mirror and the Light concludes Mantel’s multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, all commissioned and developed for the stage by Playful Productions. The acclaimed Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were hailed as must-see theatrical productions, selling out their London runs in 2014.
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 production features 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.
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