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The Lion in Winter

  • Priory Theatre Rosemary Hill Kenilworth, CV8 1BN United Kingdom (map)

Directed by Susi Walker and John Evans

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons, this play by James Goldman, is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action, the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.

The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centres around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.


Monday 23 May - 7.30pm
Tuesday 24 May - 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 May - 7.30pm
Thursday 26 May - 7.30pm
Friday 27 May - 7.30pm
Saturday 28 May - 7.30pm


Tickets are available via our online booking system - click the "Buy Tickets" button - and are priced as follows:

  • Adults - £9.00
  • Concessions - £8.00

Group discounts are available for bookings of 10 seats or more, and are automatically applied at checkout.

If you require wheelchair access, or want to take advantage of one of our charity/group packages, please contact the theatre directly on 01926 863334 or via the Contact Us page.


Auditions for this production are being held in October 2015. Full details of the auditions may be found on our Auditions page.

Earlier Event: 13 April
Cash on Delivery
Later Event: 6 July
Agatha Christie's The Hollow