Show Pics: Lindsay & Lumley in The Lion in WinterDate: 10 November 2011
Trevor Nunn's production of James Goldman’s 1966 Broadway play The Lion in Winter, starrng Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley opens next week (15 November, previews from 5 November 2011) where it will play a limited season to 28 January 2012.
Tom Bateman, Sonya Cassidy, Joseph Drake, Rory Fleck-Byrne and James Norton also appear in the cast, which sees a family Christmas become 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? The family's yuletide celebration turns into a combat zone of deceit, betrayal, bitter power games and scabrous wit.
The show's producers have today (10 November 2011) released images of the production, with striking set and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis.