The stars of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall Parts: One & Two met the press at the British Residence at the British Consulate on Monday, March 9. The productions, directed by Jeremy Herrin, begin performances March 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for April 9.

The stars of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two: Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn), and Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell).
The stars of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two: Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn), and Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell).
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The two plays are adapted by Mike Poulton from Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Set in the 1500s, the plays tell the story of Thomas Cromwell and his rise to power to become the right-hand man of Henry VIII, as well as Cromwell's interactions with Anne Boleyn.

Wolf Hall stars Nathaniel Parker, Ben Miles, and Lydia Leonard pose with author Hilary Mantel (second from left) and director Jeremy Herrin (right).
Author Hilary Mantel (second from left) poses with Wolf Hall stars Nathaniel Parker, Ben Miles, and Lydia Leonard, and director Jeremy Herrin (right).
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The cast of Wolf Hall is led by Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn), and Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell), alongside, in alphabetical order, Joey Batey, Nicholas Boulton, Lucy Briers, Leah Brotherhead, Olivia Darnley, Nicholas Day, Mathew Foster, Daniel Fraser, Edward Harrison, Benedict Hastings, Madeleine Hyland, Paul Jesson, Robert MacPherson, Pierro Niel-Mee, Matthew Pidgeon, John Ramm, Nicholas Shaw, Joshua Silver, Giles Taylor, and Jay Taylor.

The ladies of Wolf Hall: Olivia Darnley (Mary Boleyn/Lizzie/Mary Shelton), Madeleine Hyland (Lady in Waiting/Maid/Margery Seymour), author Hilary Mantel, Leah Brotherhead (Jane Seymour/Princess Mary/Lady Worchester), Lucy Briers (Kathryn of Aragon/Jane Rochford), and Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn).
The ladies of Wolf Hall: Olivia Darnley (Mary Boleyn, Lizzie, Mary Shelton), Madeleine Hyland (Lady in Waiting, Maid,Margery Seymour), author Hilary Mantel, Leah Brotherhead (Jane Seymour, Princess Mary, Lady Worchester), Lucy Briers (Kathryn of Aragon, Jane Rochford), and Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn).
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Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two, the recipient of five Olivier Award nominations including Best New Play, originated at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and transferred to the West End's Aldwych Theatre in May 2014. The West End run concluded on September 6. The productions feature scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Paule Constable (Part One) and David Plater (Part Two), sound design by Nick Powell, and music by Stephen Warbeck.

The men of Wolf Hall strike a series of hilarious poses.
The men of Wolf Hall strike a series of hilarious poses.
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