This is a special post for my bookgroup, who are working diligently to get through Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel‘s Booker Prize winning novels will be played in two parts at the Swan Theatre from 11 December 2013 – 29 March 2014. On February 11th, tickets go on sale to RSC members. Depending on how eager you are to delve into Tudor Times, you may want to join and help out a very worthy cause.
For those who don’t know the stories, from RSC:
“England in 1527. Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Intent on divorce he demands that Cardinal Wolsey persuade the Pope to grant him an annulment. With every month that passes without progress the King’s anger grows. Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell.
The Guardian is speculating on who will play Thomas Cromwell
- Hilary Mantel novels turned into plays by Royal Shakespeare Company (telegraph.co.uk)