Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies west end extension
Tickets go on sale today for another four weeks of performances of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies at the Aldwych theatre in London.
Hilary Mantel's enormously popular books which were adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton and brought to our Swan stage to great acclaim in Stratford-upon-Avon in collaboration with Playful productions earlier this year, have continued to play to packed houses since transferring to London this spring. Due to their ongoing popularity, the run has been extended by four weeks, taking booking up until 4 October.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the two plays which tell the compelling story of Thomas Cromwell's rise from blacksmith's boy to Henry VIII's chief fixer and right hand man, retain all of the original leading members of the cast, including 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.
Wolf Hall won the Man Booker in 2009 and Bring Up the Bodies won in 2012, making Hilary Mantel the first woman ever to have received the award twice, and the first person to win the prize for two consecutive novels of the same series. She achieved another first recently when Bring Up the Bodies also won the Costa Novel Award, the first time the same novel has won both this and the Man Booker.