The plays Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, which are adapted by Mike Poulton from Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize winning and extremely popular novels, offers audiences a thrilling and insightful view of history. We are taken to the colorful, controversial and enigmatic court of the inimitable Henry VIII, a place that bred lust, deceit, betrayal, and intrigue.
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Run Information:Preview: Mar. 20, 2015 Open: Apr. 9, 2015 Closed: Jul. 5, 2015
- RSC Wolf Hall: Parts I & II
CAST:Anne Boleyn Lydia Leonard Thomas Cromwell Ben Miles King Henry VIII Nathaniel Parker
CREATIVE STAFF:Adaptation Mike Poulton Director Jeremy Herrin Setting & Costumes Christopher Oram Lighting Paule Constable and David Plater Sound Nick Powell Original Music Stephen Warbeck
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 tells the story of England’s great king, Henry VIII, through the eyes of his advisor Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell, who at first was much favored by Henry, and later was betrayed and executed by his king, tried to please his king while championing reform. Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 invites audiences to be part of a exceptional theatrical event, similar to the Royal Shakespeare Company's award winning production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Both parts of the production can either be seen in one day with a dinner break of approximately two-and-a-half hours, or can be seen on two different days. The production features a company of more than twenty actors, headed by Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII.
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