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The Lion in Winter
29 Jun, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Show: The Lion In Winter
Author: James Goldman
Venue: Marloo Theatre
Theatre Company: Darlington Theatre Players Inc
Show Dates: June 29, 30 July 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 @7:30pm. July 1, 8 @ 2:00pm
Director: Lynne Devenish
Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, France. The play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus. Also involved is Philip’s half-sister Alais who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry’s mistress.