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Why Watch The Mirror and the Light?

  • Watch Hilary Mantel’s third book named The Mirror and the Light of the award-winning trilogy, Wolf Hall, come alive on stage.
  • Enjoy the world premiere of this story that has been adapted for the West End Stage.
  • Follow the story of the historical figure Thomas Cromwell and his last four years of life under King Henry VIII’s court.
  • Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the show features several stars reprising their roles including Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker, who won the Olivier award for the role of Henry VIII.
  • The world premiere for the show begins on 23rd September 2021 and will run for a limited time until 28 November 2021.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability

Tickets

Based on a novel by the same name by Hilary Mantel, The Mirror and the Light is having its world premiere at the Gielgud Theatre, London. The show is produced by Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company and one can catch its world premiere starting from 23rd September 2021. The previous installments of this show won Olivier and Tony Awards and had their shows sold out in London, the same is expected for this last installment.

The Mirror and the Light is a historical novel about Thomas Cromwell and has been adapted for the stage by Mantel and Ben Miles. Starring as Cromwell is Ben Miles who is known for working in many theatre productions, films, and TV roles. Nathaniel Parker would be reprising his role as Henry VIII for which he won an Olivier Award in the earlier installments.

Apart from these talented and award-winning stars, the show is being directed by Jeremy Herrin who was nominated for the Olivier Award for the previous two productions. Overall, the play looks quite promising and would be a great family watch.

The Story

The Mirror and the Light is the third installment in the Wolf Hall trilogy. The story revolves around the historical figure, Thomas Cromwell. Watch how he turns from a self-made man to an influential, feared man. Immerse yourself in the world of the Tudors as you learn about Cromwell’s rise and fall through the years in the 16th century. In this story, you will see Cromwell in a new light and will learn about the complexities of court politics. Get to know about this influential and feared man who was a politician, a father, husband, and a fixer. Watch him defy time and leave a mark on his world.

Show Timings

  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8 PM
  • Wed & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sun: 2:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII
  • Adapted for Stage by: Hilary Mantel and Ben Miles
  • Direction: Jeremy Herrin
  • Music: Stephen Warbeck

  • Children aged under 3 will not be admitted to this show.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Mirror and the Light tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for The Mirror and the Light play and secure your seats now! Watch the last installment in Dame Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy come to life at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

Booking Period: From 23 Sept - 23 Jan 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Mirror and the Light voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Gielgud Theater

Located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, Gielgud Theatre is West End Theatre opened in 1906. The first production to run here was The Beauty of Bath by Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton followed by another Hicks musical, My Darling. The theatre has gone through a lot of renovation over the years and has been home to many famous productions. Currently, The Mirror and the Light is being run at the theatre till 23 January 2022.

Seating Capacity: 986

Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6AR, UK

Tube: The nearest tube station to the theater is Piccadilly Circus.

Bus: Shaftesbury Avenue: 12, 14, 19, and 38 & Regent Street: 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, and 453

Available Facilities: In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Guide dogs, Washrooms

Accessibility: Gielgud Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Gielgud Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Outside food is strictly prohibited inside this venue.

FAQs | The Mirror and the Light

How can I buy tickets to the West End show The Mirror and the Light?

You can book online tickets to The Mirror and the Light from 23 Sept - 23rd Jan 2022.

How much are the tickets for The Mirror and the Light?

The ticket price for The Mirror and the Light will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £20.

What age is The Mirror and the Light appropriate for?

The Mirror and the Light is recommended for ages 3 and above.

How long is The Mirror and the Light?

The Mirror and the Light runs for 2 hours and 35 minutes, including the interval.

When is the opening date of The Mirror and the Light play in London?

The Mirror and the Light will start playing in Gielgud Theatre from 23rd September 2021.

Where is the West End show The Mirror and the Light playing in London?

You can watch the West End show The Mirror and the Light at Gielgud Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show The Mirror and the Light?

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Are there accessible tickets for The Mirror and the Light?

Yes. Since Gielgud Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for The Mirror and the Light.

Do I need to purchase a The Mirror and the Light ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 3 can attend The Mirror and the Light with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for The Mirror and the Light?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for The Mirror and the Light. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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