Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles’s The Mirror and the Light is to end its run at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End on 28 November. The production will not perform its previously announced extension.
The ambitious and bold play brings to life the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in the complex and vibrant world of the court of Henry VIII.
It features a cast of 24 performers including seven West End debuts and has created work for hundreds of freelance practitioners after an impossible year. It began performances at the Gielgud Theatre in September and has enjoyed a hugely successful run.
Over recent days, the producers have assessed that the ever-changing environment creates a level of uncertainty that does not support the risk involved in extending the run beyond its original planned end date.
The run will therefore end on Sunday 28 November, at which time it will have played 75 performances to over 50,000 people.
Cast includes 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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