Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies casting

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Casting for the world premiere stage version of Hilary Mantel's multi award-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, has now been announced.

The productions are cross-cast and include:

Joey Batey (Mark Smeaton)
Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk)
Lucy Briers (Katherine of Aragon/Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford)
Leah Brotherhead (Jane Seymour/Princess Mary/Lady Worcester)
Alexander Cobb (Rafe Sadler)
Olivia Darnley (Mary Boleyn/Lizzie/Mary Shelton)
Nicholas Day (Duke of Norfolk)
Daniel Fraser (Gregory Cromwell)
Madeleine Hyland (Lady in Waiting/Maid)
Paul Jesson (Cardinal Wolsey/Cardinal Wolsey's ghost/Sir John Seymour/Kingston)
Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn)
Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell)
Pierro Niel Mee (Christophe/Francis Weston)
Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII)
Oscar Pearce (George Boleyn, Lord Rochford/Edward Seymour)
Matthew Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner/Eustache Chapuys)
John Ramm (Thomas More/Harry Norris)
Nicholas Shaw (Harry Percy/Brereton)
Giles Taylor (Cranmer/Thomas Boleyn/Packington)
Jay Taylor (Thomas Wyatt)

The plays are directed by Jeremy Herrin and designed by Christopher Oram. The lighting is designed by Paule Constable (Wolf Hall) and David Plater (Bring Up the Bodies) with sound by Nick Powell. Movement is by Siân Williams, and music composed by Stephen Warbeck.

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies play in the Swan Theatre from 11 December 2013 to 29 March 2014.

For more information and to buy tickets visit the production web pages:  

(Photograph shows Lydia Leonard, playing Anne Boleyn)

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