Following rave reviews in the UK, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings this compelling two-part story of Thomas Cromwell's rise from blacksmith's boy to Henry VIII's chief fixer to Broadway. More…
Thomas Cromwell is a lawyer, family man and master politician, with a unique talent for courtly intrigue. He sees his rise as the right-hand man of Cardinal Wolsey. But managing to sidestep the other man's fall from grace is just the beginning for his personal agenda, which will take him into the very heart of power as adviser to Henry VIII and change the course of British history forever. These twisting and darkly comic show is a heady rumination on ambition, revenge and power.
See it if you love Masterpiece Theater. WH has a majesty, but it wasn't engrossing. Prior historical knowledge was necessary, given the large cast.
Don't see it if you demand great performances. BMiles was disappointing as Cromwell. Direction was stiff. The six hour investment didn't yield the payoff.
See it if you like historical and period pieces. Superb acting. Riveting even though you know the ending.
Don't see it if don;t like slower paced shows
See it if You are a fan of period pieces and the subject matter.
Don't see it if You aren't too familiar with the subject matter, at times it can be hard to follow and slow.
See it if the thought of who gets to define religion and why is fascinating to you (Part 1 in particular).
Don't see it if 5 hours of a play is overwhelming to you.
See it if you're a Britphile, like the more boring offerings of Masterpiece Theatre, have 6 hours to kill, or have a massive crush on Nathaniel Parker
Don't see it if any of the above doesn't describe you.
See it if You are interested in history, or like plots that are complicated and involve lots of backstabbing.
Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a six-hour play or are not interested in history.
See it if enjoy historical stories that take place during the Tudor time period. This production had a wonderful cast.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy historical timepieces or are looking for a lighthearted show.
See it if you want to witness masterful acting and intelligent insights into politics and human behavior
Don't see it if you need a show that's short!! or unchallenging. This thing is about nothing less than power and the birth of modern England.
See it if You are addicted to Tudor history in any form
Don't see it if You didn't read the books or know the history of Henry the VIII, otherwise who's who and what's going on will confuse you hopelessly
See it if you want strong acting, enjoy period pieces, & like political & emotional intensity.
Don't see it if you're tired of Henry VIII, want something fast-paced, or have a short attention span.
See it if If you like Shakespeare but are looking for something a little more acessible. You like British history. Costumes, staging were intelligent.
Don't see it if You don't want to deal with a huge story and cast. Must concentrate, it's a lot to follow. You're brand new to the history of the period.
See it if if you have lots of time, patience, and appreciate history and costumed theatre. Was worth it.
Don't see it if You have no patience.
See it if You love historical plays that totally captivate and transport you to another time and place.
Don't see it if You only like modern day dramas.
See it if you are familiar with Wolf Hall from television and desire to see the saga live.
Don't see it if you like shows that take place in modern day and aren't up for both parts.
See it if You want to see an epic play with great dialog, great acting, and great drama.
Don't see it if You can not sat through a long play and are not willing to see both long parts. You do not like drama.
See it if you love Tudor history. Great, accurate costumes. Fabulous English actors. Some great directing/staging choices for a spare set.
Don't see it if Part II is definitely weaker. Ambitious, but too much story crammed in. Cradle dance!?!
See it if you enjoy the history of the Tudors; seeing only Part 1 would have been enough; exquisite acting and character development
Don't see it if you cannot sit through long history plays