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Wolf Hall – Kings, queens, violence and volatility
The author of the two novels the plays are based on, Hilary Mantel, won the first ever two consecutive Man Booker Prizes and by all accounts played an enthusiastic part in this fine production’s evolution. The plays run from 1st May to 6th September at the Aldwych Theatre, a two-in-one treat for lovers of historical drama.
The year is 1527 and the setting is England. Henry 8th can’t seem to sire a male heir, and it’s making him furious. Already a terrifyingly volatile man, his temper is getting worse and his moods more unpredictable by the day. But Thomas Cromwell is on a mission. In his opinion reform is way overdue, and he’s determined to succeed.
The marvellous Ben Miles plays Thomas Cromwell, well known and loved for his remarkable stage work in Hand in Hand to the Promised Land, The Cherry Orchard and The London Cuckolds. TV’s Lucy Briers, famous for her role in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice and Ashes to Ashes, takes to the stage as the ill-fated Katherine of Aragon. Paul Jesson plays Cardinal Wolsey and Nathaniel Parker bravely takes on the role of Henry himself, making a superb job of an extremely complex and imposing character.
Mike Poulton's excellent adaptation sits at the heart of the matter, no surprise from a man whose previous accolades include Schiller's Don Carlos and Luise Miller at the Donmar, both directed by the theatre giant Michael Grandage. And Jeremy Herrin directs, with a host of successes behind him including This House, David Hare's South Downs and Will Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies - The story
King Henry 8th is badgering Cardinal Wolsey in the hope he’ll agree to persuade the Pope to grant an annulment. But progress is painfully slow.
Cromwell is an ex-mercenary, gifted politician, talented lawyer and devoted dad, and he’s wise enough to realise that if he makes the king happy, he has a better chance of achieving his ambitions. He sets out to get the king the divorce he wants, at the same time working quietly in his typically methodical and ruthless way in pursuit of his own ends.
Wolf Hall theatre tickets – A tense story based on history
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Recommended for:Anyone (50%)
Latest customer reviews
This was one of the highlights of my theatre in London. The production is stunning the use of the stage and the costumes gorgeous and truly interesting story beautifully performed by a stellar cast. I am so sort that I did not get to see part 2 (Bring in the bodies) Hope it will tour!
Reviewed on 22 September 2014 by Anonymous
The show was amazing, the only disappoinmtent was the seats (Grand Cicrle H row), you can hardly see faces and my partner could not hear the show very well. I wish I could seat closer to enjoy the perfromance better. Overall, we had a good time
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Reviewed on 22 July 2014 by Anonymous
The seats in the "Gods" are excruciating so try to get leg room if you are large! Totally gripping preferences on an albeit bare stage where nifty scene changes and seamless re-arrangement of settings was brilliant. Must be seen!.
Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Anonymous
First class in every way. But critiacal of the theater as th auditorium is kaept so dark before and inn the interval that it is very hard to see the seat numbers or to read the progaammes
Reviewed on 13 June 2014 by Anonymous