DUBAI DRAMA GROUP PRESENTS “THE LION IN WINTER” - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse


Thu 22 Nov 2018 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Dubai Drama Group opens its season with James Goldman’s medieval drama, The Lion in Winter, a darkly amusing tale of power, death, love and high-stakes family politics. Set over Christmas of 1183. King Henry’s three sons all want the throne, but Henry won’t commit. Queen Eleanor, freed for the festivities after 10 years of imprisonment at the hands of her husband, has her own plans for the crown……

The play was made famous by the 1968 film version, with Peter O’Toole as Henry and Katharine Hepburn (in an Oscar-winning performance) as Eleanor. It was again produced in 2003 with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close. The Fox TV drama Empire is explicitly based on The Lion in Winter.

Audiences will love the script’s fast pace, the character’s evolving power plays, and its continued relevance to the modern era: manipulation, deceit and ambition never really get old.

The running time is approx. 2 hours with a 20-minute interval between Act 1 and Act 2.

For enquiries please contact Penny Mackenzie on +971 55 873 8803 or [email protected].

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