Clients headed to London this summer? Move quickly to score remaining seats for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Hillary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies which head to London’s West End starting May 1 after winning raves from critics and selling out in Stratford-Upon-Avon last year.
The limited engagement is scheduled to run through Sept. 6, while early performances already sold out, there is still availability for August and September. Well connected Concierges can get tickets to earlier shows through brokers or you can try and source directly for clients online at http://www.seatwave.com/wolf-hall-tickets/season.
The acclaimed historical novels are set in Tudor times, tracing the political rise to power of Thomas Cromwell from blacksmith’s boy to right-hand man of Henry VIII. The shows were adapted by Mike Poulton, who according to The Guardian, “has done an outstanding job in turning the books into two epic three-hour plays that, in Jeremy Herrin’s RSC production, make for a gripping piece of narrative theatre.”
Most of the original Stratford cast will transfer to London, 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.
Hilary Mantel is the first author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize with consecutive novels in 2009 and 2012. They have gone on to become international best-sellers and are also being turned into a six-part BBC television miniseries set to air in the U.S. on PBS next year.