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BBC drama Wolf Hall costumes to be displayed in Gainsborough

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Costumes from BBC Two’s critically acclaimed drama Wolf Hall will be displayed in an exhibition in Gainsborough this year.

The costumes from the Tudor drama will be on show between April 29 and August 28.

Wolf Hall told the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to fame in the court of Henry VIII.

It was a TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.

The costumes have been on display in York’s Barley Halls and will be on display in The Upper Chamber of Gainsborough Old Hall.

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Henry VIII himself stayed at Gainsborough Old Hall with his fifth wife Catherine Howard in 1541, making it the perfect setting to see these magnificent Tudor costumes.

“Wolf Hall was celebrated by critics for its historical accuracy, and the costumes are a brilliant example.

“They’re impressive replicas of the clothes we know were worn by Henry VIII and his courtiers.”

The costumes have been provided by Angels and Costumiers who are an award winning professional costume house, who have won awards such for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the EE British Academy Film Awards.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the entry price of Gainsborough Old Hall which is priced at £7.40 for adults, £5.90 for concessions, £4.20 for children aged 5-17 and a family ticket is available (two adults and up to three children) for £19.

Under 5s can get in for free.