Mirror and the Light Tickets
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Mirror and the Light Tickets

Mirror and the Light: What to expect - 1
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Mirror and the Light Tickets

About Mirror and the Light

Following the hugely successful theatrical adaptations of Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the third part of her award-winning trilogy about Henry VIII's advisor Thomas Cromwell is coming to the West End. Don't miss out on the thrilling conclusion to this epic story: The Mirror and the Light tickets at Gielgud Theatre are now available on London Theatre.

Mantel's compelling account of Cromwell's rise to power amid the political machinations of the Tudor court began back in 2009, with the publication of Wolf Hall. The critically acclaimed work won the Man Booker Prize, as did follow-up Bring Up the Bodies in 2012. A dramatic version seemed inevitable, and we subsequently got two: one on TV, starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy, and another on stage, adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The latter began in Stratford-upon-Avon and then transferred to the West End and Broadway.

Now, that tale is completed with The Mirror and the Light West End production, once again starring Ben Miles as Cromwell and Nathaniel Parker (who previously won an Olivier Award for the role) as Henry VIII. Jeremy Herrin also returns to direct, and the Olivier and Tony Award-winning designer Christopher Oram will once again craft that opulent 16th-century world.

In The Mirror and the Light play, we'll see the king willing his third wife Jane Seymour to produce a male heir, while Cromwell tries to hold onto his lofty position as enemies prepare to attack from all sides.

While Mike Poulton previously adapted Mantel's work for stage, for this third and final outing it's Ben Miles who has collaborated with the author on a theatrical version, bringing his great insight into the character he's inhabited to The Mirror and the Light London production. Mantel has said that theatre is actually the best medium for historical drama, because it feels like a fresh story every night, and reminds us that nothing is fixed: anything can happen.

Tickets for The Mirror and the Light are available now. Make sure you catch this right royal drama: book The Mirror and Light tickets today.

Important COVID Entry Requirements


You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

Health check

When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Run time

2 Hours 30 Minutes (inc. Interval)

Start date

23rd September, 2021

End date

28th November, 2021



The final part of the Wolf Hall trilogy brings Henry VIII's antics to the West End stage

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Mirror and the Light cast and creative team

By: Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles
Songs by: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Cast list: Ben Miles, Nathaniel Parker, Nicholas Boulton, Matt Pidgeon, Giles Taylor, Rosanna Adams, Paul Adeyefa, Melissa Allan, Aurora Burghart, Ian Drysdale, Jo Herbert, Terique Jarrett, Jordan Kouamé, Geoffrey Lumb, Olivia Marcus, Umi Myers, Liam Smith, Tony Turner, Leo Wan, Nicholas Woodeson, Samuel Awoyo, Andrew Hodges, Niamh James and Nicholas Tizzard.
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Nick Powell


35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

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