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‘The Lion In Winter’

The Lion In Winter
by James Goldman


Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Robert Lindsay (Henry II), Joanna Lumley (Eleanor of Aquitane) Tom Bateman (Richard), Sonya Cassidy (Alais), Joseph Drake (John), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Philip) and James Norton (Geoffrey).


A family Christmas becomes a family at war. Henry II, not so young as he was, invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane, and his three sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, to spend the festive season with him, his mistress Princess Alais, and her brother, the young King Philip of France. Will Henry name who is to be his successor as King of England? Their yuletide celebration turns into a combat zone of deceit, betrayal, bitter power games and scabrous wit.

Haymarket, Theatre Royal
Haymarket, London, SW1
Tel: 0845 481 1870
Tube: Piccadilly Circus

Opening date: November 15th, 2011
Closing date: January 28th, 2012

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