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Bring Up the Bodies - Mantel Classic Comes to the Stage
This new politically-charged history play sees Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novels transformed into a play of two parts. This provocative show features elaborate costume designs and a thrilling plot peppered with dangerous ambition and deceit, brought to you at the Swan Theatre by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The shocking new adaptation from Mike Poulton (the man behind the RSC's adaption of Wolf Hall) will leave you stunned at the lengths Thomas Cromwell will go to in order to secure his place in court. Purchase Bring Up the Bodies tickets now on StubHub to see Mantel's characters come to life on stage.
More About Bring Up the Bodies - Deathly Passions Come to Light
Picking up where its predecessor left off, this play begins at Wolf Hall, where the Seymour family are hosting their guests Henry VIII and Cromwell. Henry's attentions begin to wane as he shares private moments with Jane Seymour, leaving Anne Boleyn in jeopardy. Having failed to produce a male heir, the Queen becomes a hindrance for her husband, who wishes to marry the other woman vying for his affections. Boleyn and Cromwell know that they owe their current prosperity to each other and become rivals as the latter rushes to find a way to expel the Queen from Henry's court.
History tells us that the play will end with Anne's death - but Cromwell's designs make this a riveting production. His manipulation of the court as if they were his pawns on a chessboard makes for insatiable viewing, with the audience unable to take their eyes off his terrible actions. Repainting the colourless characters of history books with bold passions and ambitious motives, audiences will be left in awe of this impressive historical play. Buy Bring Up the Bodies tickets on StubHub to catch the Royal Shakespeare Company's latest production in the flesh.
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