A Drama by James Goldman
A modern dress version of the perennial favourite!
Henry II of England has had three sons by Eleanor of Aquitane – Richard, Geoffrey and John. He wants to keep the kingdom together after his death, but since all three want to rule, it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Divorced wife Eleanor is invited for Christmas in hopes that succession plans may be defined. But Henry favours the youngest while Eleanor promotes the eldest, leaving Geoffrey to play both ends against the middle and hopefully come out on top. This matchless king and queen give us an evening of barbed humour and repeated thrusts of delight.