The critically acclaimed U.K. stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning and best-selling novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies could be heading to the Great White Way in spring 2015. Penned by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the Royal Shakespeare Company productions will play in repertory possibly, according to The New York Times, at the Winter Garden Theatre. The Broadway double-bill would be known as Wolf Hall, Parts 1 and 2.
The plays had their RSC premiere at Stratford 's Swan Theatre before transferring to the West End's Aldwych Theatre. They chronicle the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell from blacksmith's boy to Henry VIII's right-hand-man. The original company included Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon.
Tony winner Mark Rylance and Broadway alum Damian Lewis will soon be seen in the upcoming television adaptation of Wolf Hall.