Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, adapted for the stage by Mantel and Ben Miles, is set to extend its run in the West End by eight weeks.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September 2021 to 23 January 2022.
The show marks the final novel in the award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, and stars Nathaniel Parker in his Olivier Award-winning role as Henry VIII.
The Mirror and the Light is the concluding chapter of Mantel’s multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, with other titles including Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
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.
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 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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