The Lion in Winter

James Goldman
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
James Goldman’s brilliant historical drama pits King Henry II of England against the strong-willed Eleanor of Aquitaine. Back stabbing, spying, double crossing, and rampant infidelity–a typical family Christmas. Typical, that is, for the Plantagenets.

Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language

Production duration: 1 hr 37 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • John
    Lars Carlson
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Kathleen Chalfant
  • Richard Coeur de Leon
    Kevin Daniels
  • Philip Capet
    Spencer Garrett
  • Alais Capet
    Laurel Moglen
  • Henry Plantagenet
    Alfred Molina
  • Geoffrey
    Steven Sutcliffe


  • Rosalind Ayres