PHOTO CALL: Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley Rehearse West End Lion in Winter

News   PHOTO CALL: Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley Rehearse West End Lion in Winter Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley star in Trevor Nunn's new West End production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, due to begin performances Nov. 5 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, prior to an official opening Nov. 15.

Joining the previously announced Robert Lindsay, who is playing Henry II, and Joanna Lumley, who is playing Eleanor of Aquitane, are Tom Bateman (Richard), Sonya Cassidy (Alais), Joseph Drake (John), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Philip) and James Norton (Geoffrey).

In the play, 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? According to press materials, their "yuletide celebration turns into a combat zone of deceit, betrayal, bitter power games and scabrous wit."

Here is the cast in rehearsal:

To book tickets, on sale through Jan. 28, 2012, contact the box office on 0845 481 1870, or visit www.trh.co.uk.

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