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The Mirror and the Light in the West End – first look images released

Hilary Mantel's trilogy has now arrived on stage in its entirety

The company
© Marc Brenner

Production shots for Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light, adapted for the stage, have been unveiled

Penned by Mantel and Ben Miles (with Miles also taking on the lead role of Thomas Cromwell), the show runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September 2022, with dates now through to 23 January 2022.

The piece charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's most infamous courtier – Thomas Cromwell. Tickets are on sale below.

Nathaniel Parker will return to the role of Henry VIII, with the full cast of 23 also including Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Matt Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner) and Giles Taylor (Archbishop Cranmer) – returning having appeared in the earlier plays.

Joining the production are Rosanna Adams (Anna of Cleves), Paul Adeyefa (Christophe), Aurora Burghart (Elizabeth Seymour), Terique Jarrett (Gregory Cromwell), Jordan Kouamé (Rafe Sadler), Geoffrey Lumb (Thomas Wriothesley), Olivia Marcus (Jane Seymour) Tony Turner (Kingston), Leo Wan (Richard Riche) and Nicholas Woodeson (Duke of Norfolk).

Also in the piece are Melissa Allan (Princess Mary), Samuel Awoyo (Ensemble), Ian Drysdale (French Ambassador), Jo Herbert (Lady Rochford), Andrew Hodges (Ensemble), Niamh James (Ensemble), Umi Myers (Helen Sadler / Dorothea Wolsey), Liam Smith (Walter Cromwell) and Nicholas Tizzard (Ensemble).

Nathaniel Parker (Henry VIII)
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The piece is directed by Jeremy Herrin with design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, movement by EJ Boyle, music by Stephen Warbeck with casting by Helena Palmer and sound design by Nick Powell.

Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell
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Aurora Dawson-Hunte (Elizabeth Seymour) and the company
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Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII) and Rosanna Adams (Anna of Cleves)
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Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII)
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Nicholas Woodeson (Duke of Norfolk) and Nathaniel Parker (Henry VIII_
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Rosanna Adams
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Ben Miles and Tony Turner
© Marc Brenner
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