Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon and the Royal Shakespeare Company
Tulchin Bartner Productions and Georgia Gatti for Playful present the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of
- THE HUGELY POPULAR PRODUCTIONS ‘WOLF HALL’ AND ‘BRING UP THE BODIES’ EXTEND UNTIL SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 2014. TICKETS ON PUBLIC SALE NOW.
- BEST AVAILABILITY FOR TICKETS FOR BOTH PRODUCTIONS IN JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
Due to overwhelming success, Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company are thrilled to announce that Wolf Hall andBring Up the Bodies will extend by four weeks. The productions will now play at the Aldwych Theatre until 4 October 2014. Tickets for the extension go on public sale today.
Hilary Mantel’s enormously popular books have been adapted for the stage in two parts by Mike Poulton. The adaptations were commissioned by Playful Productions and brought to the stage by the RSC, working in collaboration with Playful. Directed byJeremy Herrin, the productions have met with universal acclaim since premiering at the Swan Theatre in Stratford–upon-Avon and transferring into the West End.
The two plays tell the compelling story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise from blacksmith’s boy to Henry VIII’s chief fixer and deliverer of the King’s chosen bedfellows. The cast includes Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briersas Katherine of Aragon.
Wolf Hall won the Man Booker in 2009 and Bring Up the Bodieswon in 2012, making Hilary Mantel the first woman ever to have received the award twice, and the first person to win the prize for two consecutive novels of the same series. She achieved another first recently when Bring Up the Bodies also won the Costa Novel Award, the first time the same novel has won both this and the Man Booker.