Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies extend at the Aldwych
The RSC's productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, have extended their limited run at the Aldwych Theatre to 04 Oct 2014. The shows were originally booking through to 06 Sep 2014.
Both productions previously ran at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon, and are produced in the West End by the RSC and Playful Productions.
Synopsis: ' 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 scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable (Wolf Hall) and David Plater (Bring Up the Bodies), sound by Nick Powell, movement by Siân Williams, fight choreography by Bret Yount and original music by Stephen Warbeck.