The final chapter of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall Trilogy set in sixteenth century Britain.
Following the success of Hilary Mantel's historical fiction novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies", the RSC presents the final part of the Wolf Hall trilogy. "The Mirror and the Light" follows the period after Anne Boleyn's death in 1536. Ben Miles ("The Crown") returns as Thomas Cromwell.
This is absolutely not a weepie tragedy, but a fast, often very funny political thriller...But although Herrin’s production zips through all this in a relatively short space of time, it never feels perfunctory.
This is an accomplished production in many ways, but, almost too focused on the task at hand, it lacks emotional heft, skips too quickly over key scenes and can’t ever fully escape the shadow of the axe.