‘The Mirror and the Light’ posts early closure date
The world premiere play will now play at the Gielgud Theatre to 28 November.
In a statement from Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Mirror and the Light will close at the Gielgud Theatre next month. Instead of performances running to 23 January, The Mirror and the Light will now run to 28 November, and not perform an extension.
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In the statement, producers have said: “Over recent days, it has become clear that the ever-changing environment creates a level of uncertainty that does not support the risk involved in extending the run beyond its original planned end date. The run will therefore end on Sunday 28 November at which time it will have played 75 performances to over 50,000 people.”
The Mirror and the Light is the final play in the Wolf Hall trilogy, which sees Thomas Cromwell navigate Henry VIII’s court while Jane Seymour attempts to give the Tudor monarch an heir. The Mirror and the Light cast is led by Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, joined by Nathaniel Parker returning to his Olivier Award-winning role of Henry VIII.
In a four-star review of The Mirror and the Light for London Theatre, Hailey Bachrach said: “Ben Miles is perfectly cast as Cromwell… Miles embodies Cromwell’s contradictions — gruff gentility, hardscrabble arrogance, and icy competence… it’s in his body as well, the power he commands onstage, his inability to ever really, fully disappear, much as his enemies would like him to... The result is a play that moves along well and is often compelling.”
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