The Mirror and the Light Tickets

Gielgud Theatre, London
The Mirror and the Light
Gielgud Theatre, London

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.

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

Previews from |
23rd September 2021
Opening date |
6th October 2021
Booking from |
23rd September 2021
Available until |
23rd January 2022
Closes |
23rd January 2022
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes (one interval)
Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles
Jeremy Herrin
Songs by:
Stephen Warbeck
Jessica Hung Han Yun
Nick Powell
Christopher Oram
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.

Gielgud Theatre Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Latest The Mirror and the Light News & Features

Photo credit: The Mirror and the Light cast in rehearsals (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)
‘The Mirror and the Light’ extends West End run, performances now to January 2022
Wednesday, 08 September, 2021, 10:38
Ahead of The Mirror and the Light world premiere opening later this month, an extended booking period has been announced. The Mirror and the Light will now run for an additional eight weeks, and is at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September to 23 January, with The Mirror and the Light tickets on sale now. The Mirror and the Light explores the political career of Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII’s court, while Jane Seymour is trying to give the Tudor monarch an heir. The...
Photo credit: Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall (Photo by Keith Pattison)
‘The Mirror and the Light’ starring Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker announces further casting
Thursday, 22 July, 2021, 11:49
Further casting for the upcoming stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light has been revealed, ahead of a West End world premiere. The Mirror and the Light is at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September, and The Mirror and the Light tickets are on sale now. Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker reprise their acclaimed roles as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII respectively. They’re joined by three cast members who reprise their roles from Wolf Hall and Bring Up The...
Photo credit: Ben Miles in Wolf Hall (Photo by Johan Persson)
Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light’ to receive West End premiere at Gielgud Theatre
Friday, 21 May, 2021, 10:16
The Mirror and the Light will receive its West End premiere later this year, completing Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy of works presented on stage. The Mirror and the Light is at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September - 28 November. Set in Tudor England, Henry VIII is relying on his third wife, Jane Seymour for a male heir. At the same time, Thomas Cromwell is rising in the ranks. But, Cromwell must be ready for enemies to attack at any moment. Ben Miles will reprise...
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