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Barn Theatre Club presents

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts
Part of the Barn’s 2018-2019 Season.

The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman
Directed by Linda Dyne
18th – 26th January 2019

Do you know what I should like for Christmas? I should like to see you suffer!

The year is 1183. Like many a modern-day politician, Britain’s King Henry II finds it occasionally useful to take his wife out of mothballs and parade her before the public. Henry’s Queen Eleanor, long exiled to a faraway castle, is ‘invited’ to join Henry and their three sons for a family reunion. In this way, Henry hopes to maintain a stronghold on his empire and prevent the balance of power from shifting to Eleanor or one of his sons: Richard the Lionheart, Prince Geoffrey, or Prince John. Also on hand for the get-together is Henry’s young mistress Princess Alais who happens to be betrothed to his son Richard – and the Princess’s brother, King Philip of France. Chaos reigns!

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Linda Dyne

CAST

King Henry II
Queen Eleanor
Prince Richard
Prince Geoffrey
Prince John
Princess Alais
King Philip of France

CREATIVE TEAM

DON'T FORGET, COMING UP AT THE BARN SOON

Opening 16th September
Directed by
Linda Dyne

 

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