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The New Statesman presents: An audience with Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is one of our finest novelists: she is the first author to win two Man Booker Prizes with consecutive books. Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies chart the rise of Thomas Cromwell – son of a blacksmith, former soldier, political genius, merchant, charmer, linguist, doting father – in the turbulent court of Henry VIII.

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have been adapted for the stage in two acclaimed productions by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin. Originally presented in Stratford-upon-Avon and commissioned by Playful Productions, the plays are currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre, London.

Hilary Mantel joins the New Statesman contributing writer Erica Wagner onstage for a conversation covering the allure of the Tudors, the challenges of historical fiction and the story behind the remarkable adaptations.

Tickets price: £15 early bookers discount

Aldwych Theatre, Saturday 6 September, 11.30 - 12.30pm

Book tickets online or phone 0844 800 1114.

Aldwych Theatre
1 May – 4 October 2014

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