The adaptations of Wolf Hall along with Bring Up the Bodies, having enjoyed sell out runs in Stratford–upon-Avon, transfer to the Aldwych Theatre for a strictly limited season.
In Bring Up the Bodies, Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her path to Henry's side cleared by Cromwell. But Henry remains without a male heir, and the conflict with the Catholic Church has left England dangerously isolated as France and the Holy Roman Empire ominously manoeuvre for position.
When the King begins to fall in love with the seemingly plain Jane Seymour, Cromwell must negotiate an increasingly dangerous court as he charms, bullies and manipulates nobility, commoners and foreign powers alike to satisfy Henry, keep the nation safe, and advance his own ambitions.
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Hilary Mantel’s enormously popular books have been adapted for the first time for the stage in two parts by Mike Poulton. The adaptations were commissioned by Playful Productions who worked in collaboration with the RSC to bring them to the stage. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the productions have been met with universal acclaim with tickets quickly selling out at the Swan Theatre in Stratford–upon-Avon. The productions have enjoyed a sell out run and now have an eye to thrill West End audiences as well.
Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies are co-produced with the expertise of Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company.