Book London theatre breaks to see The Lion in Winter with Hotel Direct

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Book London theatre breaks to see ‘The Lion in Winter’ at the Haymarket Theatre Royal with Hotel Direct.

London (PRUnderground) November 3rd, 2011

Book London theatre breaks to see ‘The Lion in Winter’ at the Haymarket Theatre Royal with Hotel Direct.

To mark his first Christmas in charge of the Theatre Royal, Trevor Nunn is to stage James Goldman’s 1966 Broadway classic ‘The Lion in Winter’, starring Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsay in the lead roles.

This brilliant play is set during a snowy winter in 1183 in the court of Henry II during the Christmas period, Elanor of Aquiaine has just been released from prison, which Henry had her imprisoned in for the past 10 years. The king invites his recently released estranged wife, his three sons, his mistress and her brother to spend Christmas together. Watch how this festive celebration breaks down into a tale of betrayal, deceit and a power struggle.

Robert Lindsay, who has had a very successful stage career but best known for his role in the BBC comedy series ‘My Family’ will star as Henry II. Joanna Lumley will be tackling the role as Eleanor of Aquitaine that won an Oscar for Katharine Hepburn in the movie version of the play.

There have been many adaptations of ‘The Lion in Winter’ over the years, from the 1966 Broadway production, an Academy Award winning 1968 movie starring Hepburn and Peter O’Toole, a revival in 1999 which saw Laurence Fishburne tackle the lead and a 2003 movie that starred Glen Close and Patrick Stewart.

Hotel Direct offer many theatre breaks in London, which combine top musicals and plays like ‘War Horse’, ‘Wicked’ and ‘Shrek the Musical’. With top London hotels at a great combined rate. If you are looking for a short break in London, combined with a trip to the West End, a theatre break from Hotel Direct is perfect.

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