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VenueTheatre Royal Haymarket
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th November 2011
Opened15th November 2011
To28th January 2012
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30. Nov 15 19:00. Jan 24 Mat 14:30
PricesFrom £11.00. To £60.00.
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The Lion in Winter

The Lion in WinterT1908367048
This powerful play is based on the final years of the reign of King Henry II of England. His eldest son is dead, whilst his wife and remaining sons fight against him and each other. Henry's powerful and alluring Queen Eleanor, is determined to secure the succession of her favourite son, while Henry plays his sons off against one another. The story is fraught with deceit, rivalry, jealousy and ambition. Henry and his sons ruled England for over sixty years. They brought fire, passion, wantonness and greed into the business of governing England. They had few scruples and killed with impunity, turning on each other without hesitation. This gripping play follows the couple as Henry, still in towering command, and Eleanor fight an underlying battle for allegiance of their devil's brood, while still fatally attracted to each other's lust for power.
Author James Goldman

Archive :: production:T1908367048, play:S3998, venue:V396

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The Lion In Winter review
17Nov11: Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley in Trevor Nunn's production
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Producer Theatre Royal Haymarket
Director Trevor Nunn
Design Stephen Brimson Lewis
Costume Stephen Brimson Lewis
Music Steven Edis
Sound Paul Groothuis
Design Ian William Galloway (video)
Performer Joanna Lumley (Eleanor Aquitaine)
Performer Robert Lindsay (Henry II)
Performer Tom Bateman (Richard)
Performer Sonya Cassidy (Alais)
Performer Joseph Drake (John)
Performer Rory Fleck-Byrne (Philip)
Performer James Norton (Geoffrey)

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