SeatPlan Logo
Wolf Hall hero image
Wolf Hall hero image
Wolf Hall hero image
    The dialogue continually surprises
    The Evening Standard
    Darkly comic
    The Guardian

Wolf Hall Tickets

Aldwych Theatre

Acclaimed Tudor drama Wolf Hall plays as the prequel to Bring Up the Bodies at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s popular novel, Wolf Hall begins twenty years into King Henry VIII’s reign. Growing tiresome of receiving no heir from Queen Katherine of Aragon, Henry descends on Cardinal Wolsey and demands an annulment, but to no avail. Upon the entry of Thomas Cromwell, a poisonous duo is created, where the two can both use each other to their own advantage.

Hugely acclaimed productions Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the West End’s Aldwych Theatre for a limited season, playing in rep with each other. Enjoying an acclaimed, sell-out run in Stratford-upon-Avon, these electrifying historical plays now make their way into London. Based on Hilary Mantel’s enormously popular novels, with a third currently in the making, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are the thrilling insight into Henry VIII’s turbulent reign.

Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton, Wolf Hall is the first part of the historical saga, with Bring Up the Bodies to be seen in succession. Wolf Hall begins in 1527 and documents King Henry VIII’s demand for divorce when Queen Katherine of Aragon is unable to grant him an heir. Intent on ending their marriage, Henry asks Cardinal Wolsey to persuade the Pope to grant him an annulment, but to no avail. Soon, commoner Thomas Cromwell enters the court. A master politician, Cromwell vies to grant Henry his wishes, if only to pursue his own ruthless agenda.

Ben Miles (Larkrise to Candleford) stars as Thomas Cromwell, alongside screen star Nathaniel Parker (Merlin) as Henry VIII and Lucy Briers (BBC’s Pride and Prejudice) as Katherine of Aragon. Further cast members include Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn. Wolf Hall is adapted by Mike Poulton, whose previous adaptations for the stage including the acclaimed Don Carlos.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin (This House, Much Ado about Nothing), Wolf Hall features design by Christopher Oram and lighting design by David Plater, with original music by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s successful novel, the acclaimed stage play Wolf Hall plays a strictly limited season at London’s Aldwych Theatre until October 2014. A thrilling insight into the well-documented Tudor monarchy, Wolf Hall promises to be fiercely entertaining.

Sorry this show closed 04 October 2014, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
03 Sep 2014 - 04 Oct 2014
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended for 12+
Audience Notes:
Fans of historical dramas such as the BBC’s The Tudors will enjoy this riveting production. Those who have read the book will find an apt translation to the stage that does not miss out anything important! Please note that Wolf Hall is not aimed at children, due to strong adult themes.
Your basket is empty.