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The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter
Written by James Goldman
Directed by Barry Hooper
4 – 9 September 2000

Christmas 1183. A Christmas Court is being held at Chinon Castle. Behind the celebrations Henry II of England and Queen Eleanor, whose mutual passion has long since been destroyed by their even greater obsession for intrigue and power, battle, cajole and threaten each other to see who will win the Aquitaine, Alais Capet and the throne of England.


Henry II, King of England – John Summers
Alais, a French Princess – Claire Lewis McClean
John, The Youngest Son – Sam Oatley
Geoffrey, The Middle Son – Andrew Kent
Richard Lionheart, The Oldest Son – Philip Web
Eleanor, Queen of England – Pauline Ellard
Philip, King of France – Mark Hollidge


Stage Manager – Pamela Horner
Lighting Design – Ian Humphreys
Lighting – Aaron Bilham
Set Design – Colin Burring
Set Construction – Mick Holland, Simon Dinsmore, Hazel Watts
Props – Pamela Horner
Costumes – Margaret Ball
Prompt – Daisy May Mulcahy