The Mirror and the Light, London Show

The Mirror and the Light tickets at the Gielgud Theatre, London

Gielgud Theatre, London

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The thrilling conclusion of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy

The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were hailed as landmark and must-see theatrical events. Now Playful Productions and the RSC bring The Mirror and the Light, the highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel’s WOLF HALL TRILOGY, to London’s West End.

Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles join forces to adapt the exhilarating and fast-paced conclusion of this thrilling story for the London stage, with Ben Miles reprising his “astonishing performance” (Daily Telegraph) as the legendary Thomas Cromwell.

The Mirror and the Light tickets are available to book until 28 November 2022 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

What is The Mirror and The Light about?

If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?

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 with the threat of invasion and the King’s legacy tottering, Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.

The further you climb, the harder you fall.

Who is inThe Mirror and The Light cast?

The cast of The Mirror and The Light is led by Ben Miles as Oliver Cromwell and Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, both reprising their roles from the two previous productions.

The cast also features Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Matt Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner), Giles Taylor (Archbishop Cranmer), Rosanna Adams (Anna of Cleves), Paul Adeyefa (Christophe), Aurora Burghart (Elizabeth Seymour), Terique Jarrett (Gregory Cromwell), Jordan Kouamé (Rafe Sadler), Geoffrey Lumb (Thomas Wriothesley), Olivia Marcus (Jane Seymour) Tony Turner  (Kingston), Leo Wan (Richard Riche), Nicholas Woodeson (Duke of Norfolk), Melissa Allan (Princess Mary), Samuel Awoyo (Ensemble), Ian Drysdale (French Ambassador), Jo Herbert (Lady Rochford), Andrew Hodges (Ensemble), Niamh James (Ensemble), Umi Myers (Helen Sadler / Dorothea Wolsey), Liam Smith (Walter Cromwell) and Nicholas Tizzard (Ensemble).

Creative team

Based on the book by Hilary Mantel. Adapted for the stage by Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles with direction from Jeremy Herrin. Set and costume by Christopher Oram and music by Stephen Warbeck.

Reviews of The Mirror and the Light

★★★★ "‘Magnificent ... A supremely well dramatized concluding volume of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning trilogy" - Independent
★★★★ "Powerfully makes the case for an outing to the West End" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Thrilling stage finale to Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy" - Time Out
★★★★ "A last Tudor tour de force" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "Hilary Mantel completes a magnificent theatrical hat-trick" - Evening Standard
★★★★  Average review score

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Additional Information

Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 28 November 2021
Special notes
Please note: Strobe lighting and haze will be used in this performance.
Important COVID entry requirements

You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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