The Mirror and the Light
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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light London Reviews and Tickets

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Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

The final chapter of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall Trilogy set in sixteenth century Britain. 

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12 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, you appreciate good acting.

Don't see it if you want some light entertainment, a jukebox musical or a short show.

Critic Reviews (5)

Time Out London
October 7th, 2021

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.
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 6th, 2021

Yet it seems hand-stitched to delight those who love historical drama served up without a heavily mediating modernity or, that increasing bane, woke-inflected judgmentalism.
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The Times (UK)
October 7th, 2021

Hardcore Mantel fans will no doubt still want to see how their vision compares. Everyone else would be better off with the book or audiobook — set at the right speed, of course.
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The Stage (UK)
October 7th, 2021

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.
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The Independent (UK)
October 7th, 2021

The Mirror and the Light dramatises – supremely well – the concluding volume in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning trilogy about Thomas Cromwell...
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