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The Mirror and the Light

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4/5 - based on 2 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 23 January 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (one interval)
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About The Mirror and the Light

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 23 January 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (one interval)
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 -

The Mirror and the Light description

The award winning novelist Hilary Mantel wrote a best-selling trilogy about the life and times of Oliver Cromwell and King Henry 8th. The first two books, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, were adapted for the stage and both proved monster hits. The 2015 TV series starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangste was equally popular. Now the third part of the trilogy, The Mirror and The Light, is due in the West End, and the anticipation is already mounting.

What's the plot of The Mirror and The Light?

This incredible true story follows the stellar rise and equally dramatic fall of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, a terrifyingly dangerous place where saying the wrong thing can see you literally losing your head. The location is England. The date is 1536. Anne Boleyn has been beheaded. And Jane Seymour is the country's great hope, a woman tasked with giving Henry a healthy heir. Henry’s noblemen are furious about Thomas Cromwell's ruthless ascent from the poverty stricken streets of Putney to one of the highest ranking positions in the nation. There's a threat of invasion, the King's hold on power is weakening, and Cromwell's enemies are about to act.

This is the world premiere of Mantel's fantastic third novel, now adapted for the stage following the success of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She's the first woman to win the Man Booker Award twice and Bring Up the Bodies is the first novel to win both a Costa and a Man Booker prize. The play has been commissioned and developed for the stage by Playful Productions, adapted by Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles, who plays Cromwell himself. Nathaniel Parker plays Henry the 8th and the Olivier nominee Jeremy Herrin directs. The scenic and costume design, which as you can imagine is amazing, comes from Christopher Oram.

Who is The Mirror and The Light for?

As a complex play that covers a critical point in England's history, the The Mirror and The Light is probably best for people aged 12 and over.

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PAY NO FEES Valid Tuesday - Friday and Sunday performances to 23 January 2022 Excluding 13 October and 27 December 2021 - 2 January 2022 Book by 11 October 2021

The Mirror and the Light reviews

4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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Latest customer reviews
Donald
Brilliant

RSC does it right

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by , Sarasota, United States Of America

Frances
Room for improvement

No time to develop the characters. With some exceptions, the acting was wooden. Overall we felt it did not do justice to this great story. This was the first night so hopefully it will get better!!

Reviewed on 24 September 2021 by , Notts, United Kingdom

20 Aug
2021
London Box Office

The Mirror And The Light – 2021 – Full Cast Announced, New Pictures!

by London Box Office | Friday, August 20 2021, 17:41

The Mirror and the Light Did you fall hook, line and sinker for the first two parts of Dame Hilary Mantel’s work of genius, the Wolf Hall Trilogy? Now it’s time for the third and final part, and the world premiere will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 23rd September 2021. It’s on for a strictly limited season until 28th November, and the Opening Night is 6th October. The full cast has been announced and there are some remarkable photos to enjoy as well as a brand new trailer.

The Mirror And The Light – 2021 – Full Cast Announced, New Pictures!
25 May
2021
London Box Office

The Mirror and The Light – 2021 West End Dates

by London Box Office | Tuesday, May 25 2021, 09:45

The Mirror and the Light Update for The Mirror and The Light at the Gielgud Theatre

The final novel in Dame Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror and The Light, is due in the West End later this year. It's being billed as a final 'fast-paced final instalment' and it 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. The drama unfurls at the Gielgud Theatre from 23rd September to 28th November 2021.

The Mirror and The Light – 2021 West End Dates