Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Into a volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. A one-time mercenary, master-politician, and doting father, who sets out to grant the King his desire whilst ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda. Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies paint the compelling portrait of the political rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor Court.Performers Joey Batey (Mark Smeaton), Nicholas Boulton (Duke of Suffolk), Lucy Briers (Katherine of Aragon/Jane Boleyn/Lady Rochford), Leah Brotherhead (Jane Seymour/Princess Mary/Lady Worcester), Alexander Cobb (Rafe Sadler), Olivia Darnley (Mary Boleyn/Lizzie/Mary Shelton), Nicholas Day (Duke of Norfolk), Daniel Fraser (Gregory Cromwell), Madeleine Hyland (Lady in Waiting/Maid), Paul Jesson (Cardinal Wolsey/Cardinal Wolsey's ghost/Sir John Seymour/Kingston), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn), Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell), Pierro Niel Mee (Christophe/Francis Weston), Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Oscar Pearce (George Boleyn/Lord Rochford/Edward Seymour), Matthew Pidgeon (Stephen Gardiner/Eustache Chapuys), John Ramm (Thomas More/Harry Norris), Nicholas Shaw (Harry Percy/Brereton), Giles Taylor (Cranmer/Thomas Boleyn/Packington), Jay Taylor (Thomas Wyatt).
Book by Hilary Mantel. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Director Jeremy Herrin. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Paule Constable. Sound Nick Powell. Director Sian Williams (movement). Music Stephen Warbeck.