RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Open to Rave Reviews

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions of Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, directed by Jeremy Herrin and adapted by Mike Poulton, opened this week in Stratford-upon-Avon to  stellar reviews:

The Guardian calls it “history made manifest.”

The Times (UK) gave both plays five stars  and calls the cast “superb.”

The Daily Telegraph called it  “splendidly entertaining and at time deeply touching.”

The Evening Standard says the plays are  “expertly adapted” and “meaty, intelligent drama” that combine “wit and humanity.”

The Independent applauds the “exhilarating stagecraft and masterly narrative compression” and calls the union between the RSC and Hilary Mantel “brilliant” and  “a marriage made in heaven.” Of the marathon performance, The Independent added “I would have gladly stayed up all night.”

Read more here:

The Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jan/09/wolf-hall-bring-bodies-swan

The Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/wolf-hallbring-up-the-bodies-rsc-swan-theatre–theatre-review-9048287.html

The Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/10559452/Wolf-HallBring-up-the-Bodies-Swan-Theatre-review.html

The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/wolf-hallbring-up-the-bodies-theatre-review-exhilarating-stagecraft-and-masterly-narrative-compression-9049117.html

The Stage: http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/39467/wolf-hall

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25664172

The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2536169/Superb-A-groaning-banquet-political-shenanigans-Quentin-Letts-reviews-stage-adaptation-Hilary-Mantels-award-winning-novel.html

Stratford Observer: http://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/2014/01/09/entertainment-Wolf-Hall-and-Bring-Up-The-Bodies—RSC,-Stratford-on-Avon-review-94019.html

Whatsonstage.com: http://www.whatsonstage.com/stratford-upon-avon-theatre/reviews/01-2014/wolf-hall-rsc_33111.html?cid=homepage_news

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