The Lion In Winter

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A family Christmas becomes a family at war. Henry II (Robert Lindsay, Cyrano de Bergerac, Me and My Girl), not so young as he was, invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (Joanna Lumley, La Bête, TV’s Absolutely Fabulous), 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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: November 5, 2011 Opening Night: November 15, 2011 Final Performance: January 28, 2012
Location: Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

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Theatermania Review

| | November 17, 2011
Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley give fine performances in Trevor Nunn’s lumbering production of James Goldman’s historical drama.