About The Mirror and the Light

The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were hailed as landmark and must-see theatrical events. Now Playful Productions and the RSC bring The Mirror and the Light, the highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel's WOLF HALL TRILOGY, to the West End this September.

Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles join forces to adapt the exhilarating and fast-paced conclusion of this thrilling story for the London stage, with Ben Miles reprising his “astonishing performance” (Daily Telegraph) as the legendary Thomas Cromwell.

If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?

England, 1536. Anne Boleyn’s fate has been sealed by the executioner. Jane Seymour must deliver King Henry a healthy heir. And to the disgust of Henry’s nobles, Thomas Cromwell continues his ruthless ascent from the gutters of Putney to the highest rank beside his master. But Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.

The further you climb, the harder you fall.

Director Jeremy Herrin (This HousePeople, Places & ThingsLabour of Love) and Designer Christopher Oram (RedThe Lieutenant of InishmorePeter and Alice) reunite to take audiences racing through the blistering courts of Hilary Mantel’s Sunday Times best-seller.

Performance schedule

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 2.30pm

Ticket Information

Standard Tickets from: £17.50*
Premium Tickets from: £97.50*

Please check individual performances for price availability.

Show Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Including an interval.

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Some Things You Need to Know

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere. For full terms and conditions, please click here.

The Mirror and the Light Access Performance Dates

Audio Described Performance

Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 19:30

Captioned Performance

Thursday 11 November 2021 at 19:30

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Groups

Accelerator Rate (10+) - Book and pay by 1st December 2021

Band A reduced to £42.50 for Tuesday - Friday evening performances from 12th October and Wednesday matinee performances from 3rd November 2021.

Excludes: 27th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022.

Groups (10+)

Band A reduced to £52.50 for Tuesday - Thursday performances.

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Education

School Groups (10+)

Bands B and C reduced to £22.50, plus 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students booked, valid for Tuesday - Thursday performances.

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Special Occasions

Champagne Package

Prices start from £135.00 per person, inclusive of VAT and can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a staff meet and greet service.

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VIP Package

Opt for the full VIP treatment from £190.00 per person, which can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapes, your choice of drinks and a theatre host.

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Theatre Information

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

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