News: Final casting revealed for The Mirror and the Light in the West End

August 18, 2021
News: Final casting revealed for The Mirror and the Light in the West End
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Full casting has been revealed for the West End premiere of The Mirror and the Light, alongside a new trailer.

The production marks the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning trilogy Wolf Hall, adapted for the stage by Mantel and Ben Miles, who returns to his role as Thomas Cromwell. The show will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September to 28 November.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, cast includes Melissa Allan as Princess Mary, Samuel Awoyo as Ensemble, Ian Drysdale as French Ambassador, Jo Herbert as Lady Rochford, Andrew Hodges as Ensemble, Niamh James as Ensemble, Umi Myers as Helen Sadler / Dorothea Wolsey, Liam Smith as Walter Cromwell and Nicholas Tizzard as Ensemble.

They will join previously announced cast members Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Nicholas Boulton as Duke of Suffolk, Matt Pidgeon as Stephen Gardiner, Giles Taylor as Archbishop Cranmer, 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 play is the concluding chapter of Mantel’s multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, all commissioned and developed for the stage by Playful Productions, with previous productions including Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The trilogy charts the riveting rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in the ruthless court of Henry VIII.

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,  with sound design by Nick Powell, movement direction by EJ Boyle and casting by Helena Palmer CDG.

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