Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies’ to Play West End

“Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit staging of Hilary Mantel’s Booker-winning novels, has lined up a commercial West End run that will open at the Aldwych Theater later this spring.

The marathon adaptation of the Tudor court tale, which has won raves in its world premiere at the RSC’s Stratford-Upon-Avon venue, will move to London with much of its original cast intact, including Ben Miles as protag Thomas Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII (pictured, above) and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn.

The producing team of the West End transfer will be led by Matthew Byam Shaw — who initially brought the project to the RSC for development — as well as Nia Janis, Nick Salmon and the RSC. Tulchin Bartner and Georgia Gatti for Playful Prods. also are on board.

Another successful RSC outing to move on to future life, musical “Matilda,” is still playing on the West End and last season launched a strong-selling Broadway incarnation.

Penned by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin, “Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies” is set to run May 1-Sept. 6 at the Aldwych, the theater where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Stephen Ward” will soon wrap up a disappointing run of just four months.

Mantel’s books are also due to land on the small screen as well, with a BBC-PBS adaptation on the docket with Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis attached.

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