Bring Up The Bodies, RSC – Mantel Marathon is an exhilarating rendering of Thomas Cromwell

If you didn’t know better you’d be remiss to think that royals of old used to spend most of their time hunting, as in the space of six months I have seen two dead stags brought on stage after a successful hunting party – first in Sam Mendes’ King Lear and now in Bring up […]

Wolf Hall, RSC – A worthy staging of Mantel’s much acclaimed novel

It is inevitable that an adaptation to the stage of a 672 page novel will leave out many details and nuances and such is the case in Wolf Hall, the first instalment of Hilary Mantel‘s prize-winning books which tries to rehabilitate Thomas Cromwell after nearly 500 years as one of England’s favourite villain.  Mike Poulton […]