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Bring Up The Bodies

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About the Show Less...

Hilary Mantell’s second Booker Prize-winning novel Bring Up The Bodies is brought to life on stage by the RSC. Read More >

Hilary Mantell’s second Booker Prize-winning novel Bring Up The Bodies is brought to life on stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company in an adaptation by Mike Poulton.

Playing alongside Wolf Hall for its West End transfer, the production tells the story of Thomas Cromwell, by now Chief Minister to Henry VIII, whose fortunes have risen along with those of the king’s new wife Anne Boleyn. After Anne fails to give him an heir, Henry begins to fall for Jane Seymour and Cromwell must find a way to safeguard the nation and secure his own career. However, neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne’s final days.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Ben Miles reprises his role as Cromwell alongside Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon.

Bring In The Bodies’ prequel Wolf Hall charts Cromwell’s story from blacksmith’s boy to Henry VIII’s right hand man.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 7/05/2014

Opening Night: 17/05/2014

Closing Night: 4/10/2014

Running time: 2h50

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Cast & Creative


Ben Miles, Nathaniel Parker, Lydia Leonard, Paul Jesson, Lucy Briers, Joey Batey, Nicholas Boulton, Leah Brotherhead, Olivia Darnley, Nicholas Day, Daniel Fraser, Benedict Hastings, Madeleine Hyland, Joshua James, Pierro Niel Mee, Oscar Pearce, Mathew Pidgeon, John Ramm, Nicholas Shaw, Giles Tayloer, Jay Taylor


Director - Jeremy Herrin

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer - David Plater

Movement Director - Siân Williams

Sound - Nick Powell

Author - Hilary Mantell

Music By - Stephen Warbeck

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