Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at the Aldwych Theatre
The RSC's productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, will open at the Aldwych Theatre on 17 May 2014 following previews from 1 May. Both plays will run in rep until 6 Sep 2014.
Both productions previously ran at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon, and will be produced in the West End by the RSC and Playful Productions.
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have been adapted from Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novels by Mike Poulton. The novels have sold 1.8 million copies in the UK alone, and tell the story of Thomas Cromwell's role in the Tudor court as he goes from blacksmith's boy to Henry VIII's right hand man.
Casting for the London production includes Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon. Both productions are directed by Jeremy Herrin, and feature designs by Christopher Oram and original music by Stephen Warbeck.
Public booking for both productions opens on Monday 10 Mar 2014.