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The Mirror and the Light

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2 hrs 30 mins

Watch the riveting rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in the ruthless court of Henry VIII. This is a historical drama packed with sheer, classy brilliance!

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The higher you climb, the harder you fall. This is 16th-century England. Anne Boleyn's fate has been sealed by the executioner, and Jane Seymour has to give birth to a healthy heir for King Henry. All this while Tomas Cromwell rises up the ranks ruthlessly from the gutters of Putney to be beside his master. But Cromwell is vulnerable and the enemies lurk in the shadows.

The last installment in Dame Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror and The Light, is a must-watch. Mantel is the first woman to win the Man Booker Award twice and this installment for West End has been beautifully adapted for the stage by Mantel herself, and by Ben Miles who returns to play his dazzling role as Thomas Cromwell himself.

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Historical Drama | Political Intrigue

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Show Details

Opening: 23 Sep 2021
End: 23 Jan 2022

Show Timings

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8 PM
Wed, Sat 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Sun 2:30 PM

Leading Roles
Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell
Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII

Adapted for the Stage By
Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles

Directed By
Jeremy Herrin

Costume Design
Christopher Oram

Music By
Stephen Warbeck

Additional Info

Duration
To be confirmed

Audience
To be confirmed

Available Facilities
Theatre Bar
Cloakroom
Wheelchairs

Seating
Gielgud Theatre has a seating capacity of 986

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

Access
Audio-described performance: Tue 9 Nov 2021 at 7:30 PM
Captioned performance: Thu 11 Nov 2021 at 7:30 PM

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