The Lion in Winter

Opened: November 15, 2011
Closing: January 28, 2012

The Lion in Winter - 2011 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal Haymarket
18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT London

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.

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Photo Flash: Joanna Lumley, Robert Lindsay in Theatre Royal Haymarket's LION IN WINTER
by Nicole Rosky - November 29, 2011

Joining Robert Lindsay (Henry II) and Joanna Lumley (Eleanor of Aquitane) in Trevor Nunn's production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter are Tom Bateman (Richard), Sonya Cassidy (Alais), Joseph Drake (John), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Philip) and James Norton (Geoffrey). The Lion in Winter, produced by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company, runs until 28 January 2012, Set and costume designs are by Stephen Brimson Lewis with music by Steven Edis, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Ian William Galloway. Checkout production shots from the show below!


The Lion in Winter has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1966, Broadway which opened in 1999, Broadway which opened in 1999 and West End which opened in 2011.



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