THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER 2014
1st May 2014 until 6th September 2014
May 1-3, 12, 15, 19 & 20, 22, 26 & 27, 29, Jun 2, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Jul 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, Aug 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, Sep 1, 4, 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2pm (press perf May 17, 2pm, no mat perf May 3, 7)
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Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning historic novels 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' transfer from the Royal Shakespeare Company's home in Stratford to the West End and play in rep at the Aldwych Theatre. Adapted by Mike Poulton for the RSC, this new dramatisation centres on Henry VIII becoming increasingly impatient and angry over his request to the Pope for an annulment. Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell, one-time mercenary, and master-politician who sets out to grant the King his desire whilst methodically and ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda. The plays, which star Ben Miles as Cromwell and Nathaniel Parker as Henry, have enjoyed sell-out success in Stratford since last December and are expected to do equally well in London.
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello (formerly the Strand) theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (from 1960 to 1982), and for Ben Travers' famed Aldwych Farces, which played here from 1925 to 1933. More about Aldwych Theatre
Seating plan for Aldwych Theatre
Further articles featuring Wolf Hall on LondonTown.com
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