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The thrilling conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy is adapted for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company, with a premiere at London’s Gielgud Theatre. Ben Miles reprises his role as Henry VIII’s ambitious advisor, Thomas Cromwell, in this tale of political intrigue in Tudor England.

Wolf Hall’s thrilling final chapter

Thomas Cromwell’s journey from the streets of Putney to the halls of power reaches a dramatic conclusion as Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light premieres at the Gielgud Theatre.

Anne Boleyn is dead, and Thomas Cromwell sits beside Henry VIII as his most trusted advisor. But with the king’s legacy at risk and the threat of invasion imminent, Cromwell knows more than ever that ruthless ambition breeds dangerous enemies.

Based on Mantel’s book and adapted by the author alongside actor Ben Miles, The Mirror and the Light is the highly-anticipated conclusion of the Wolf Hall trilogy. The Royal Shakespeare Company and director Jeremy Herrin bring the Booker Prize longlisted novel to the West End, having previously staged Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies to great acclaim.

Ben Miles returns as Thomas Cromwell, with Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII.

Legions of fans made the book an instant best-seller in 2020, and The Mirror and the Light tickets offer one last, exhilarating journey through political intrigue in the Tudor court. Don’t miss Cromwell’s thrilling final chapter, open in London for a strictly limited season.

Sorry this show closed 28 November 2021, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
22 Jan 2022 - 28 Nov 2021
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Under 3s not permitted.

Latest Audience Reviews

Captivating, brilliant ,superb, fantastic I find it difficult to put into words how absolutely fa... More

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melvinw 01 Nov 2021

Wonderful production ,and enjoyed costumes in tudor dancing etc. Acting excellent although missed... More

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alisondorothym 24 Nov 2021

Excellent theatre performance of Hillary Mantel's book. The set is minimal but works so well with... More

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RebekahHall 27 May 2023

Based on the late Hilary Mantel novel of the same name, great acting and production.

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chloew20 31 Jan 2023

Fantastic production - great way to wrap up the trilogy and wonderful to see the return of so man... More

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GailBishop 13 Dec 2021
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michelleunderwood Top 100 reviewer 14 Nov 2021
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