Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019
'The Lion In Winter'
This brilliant, witty, amusing but poignant play, made into a film in the 60's starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn, is a must see for those who like a cleverly worded script and an interesting subject.
It is Christmas, 1183, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, imprisoned in London by her husband, Henry II for leading a rebellion against him, has been freed for the festive season to join Henry and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, at the castle of Chinon in France.
Also invited is King Philip of France, Henry's arch enemy.
Matters are complicated as Philip's sister, Alais is also present.
She has been living at the English court since she was 7 years old, destined to marry Richard, and for which, as her dowry, Henry received the county of Vexin.
However, the marriage never took place, and as she grew up, Henry decided he wanted her for himself and took her for his mistress.
Now Philip is at Chinon demanding that the marriage to Richard takes place or he will have the Vexin back.
Not if Henry has anything to do with it!
The Arts Centre has a Licensed Bar, plus Tea & Coffee, Crisps & Snacks.
Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00
Students w ID : £6.00
(Proof of entitlement to any concession will be required on the door)
Tickets are non-refundable!
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St Austell Players
Founded in 1945, the St. Austell Players are based at St Austell Arts Centre,Truro Road, St Austell. This has been the venue for more than 1,500 performances of well over 300 Players' productions. There are usually four play productions each year, in March, May/June, August and October/November.
A single four-night run - Wed. to Sat. - is common, but the May/June and August productions often enjoy slightly longer runs. Summer Plays are chosen with the idea of attracting as many holiday visitors as possible, in addition to our loyal local audience.
NB Special Offers - Advance Bookings only
50p discount on each Adult ticket for Groups of 12 to 24, per performance.
£1.00 discount on each Adult ticket for Groups of 25 or more, per performance.