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1634 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Ended 5 Jul 2015 after 3 months
2015 Tony Winner
As a fast-paced political thriller, it is fiendishly engaging, and director Jeremy Herrin's 23-member corps skillfully distinguishes multiple roles.
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Now that we have seen Cromwell gaining the ear of a King, Wolf Hall Part Two sees the ingenious royal fixer has become the epitome of the Machiavellian anti-hero, pulling the strings of the Tudor monarchy for his own purposes.
This Tony Award-winning adaptation of Hilary Mantel's second Man Booker Prize-winning novel presents a fictionalized account of the man himself, playing in rep with Part One. After seeing sold-out performances in Stratford on Avon and London's West End, this long-awaited Broadway transfer has been primped and streamlined to becoming one of 2015's most enigmatic successes.
Cromwell's scheming and plotting has seen him rise stratospherically through the Tudor court of Henry VIII, replacing his mentor Cardinal Wolsley as the king's right-hand man. Having orchestrated the divorce of Henry from Katherine of Aragon and the cataclysmic split from the Catholic Church in Rome, his scheming sees England dangerously isolated from other European states.
With Anne Boleyn now Queen, the wait is on to secure a male heir for Henry's lineage. But the King's eye is already wandering, and Cromwell now finds himself in a precarious position; can our ambitious manipulator maintain his role in a newly dangerous court, where suspicion reigns more than ever?
Previews from: 21 March 2015
Opening night: 10 April 2015
Closing night: 5 July 2015
Suitable for ages 12+
Recommended for English history students!
Two hours 50 minutes including a 20-minute intermission
Please be aware that patrons will require a separate ticket to see Wolf Hall Part One
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