The latest Trevor Nunn production in his residency as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket sees Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley star in James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter. The 1966 Broadway play opens on 15 November (previews from 5 November) and plays a limited West End season until 28 January 2012.

Tom Bateman, Sonya Cassidy, Joseph Drake, Rory Fleck-Byrne and James Norton also appear in the revival, 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 (12 October 2011) released images of Lindsay, Cassidy and Lumley in rehearsal.

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Joanna Lumley & Robert Lindsay
Joanna Lumley & Robert Lindsay. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsay. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsay. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore

Sonya Cassidy, Joanna Lumley & Robert Lindsay
Sonya Cassidy, Joanna Lumley & Robert Lindsay. Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore