The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
Show dates Nov 17, 18 & 19 and Nov 24, 25 & 26, 2023 – Performed at Knox Presbyterian Church Dunnville
In its 50th year, Dunnville Community Theatre is proud to stage James Goldman’s classic play “The Lion in Winter.”
DCT is back on stage with something a little different: a historical (and sometimes hysterical) drama.
The year is 1183 AD. Henry II, the aging king of England, has brought his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, from her prison to share the Christmas holiday with himself and their children.
Henry’s mistress, Alias whose dowry is the valuable county of Vixen, has been promised in marriage to his son Richard, and Philip, King of France, is on his way to demand the wedding.
Eleanor wants Richard to have the throne.
Henry wants John to have the throne.
And to complicate things – everybody has a knife AND an agenda all the time and there’s some real schemers in the group.
Who gets the Vexin? Who gets the Aquitaine? Who is to inherit the kingdom? Who gets to marry Alais?
Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone?
Not bloody likely.
And you thought your family Christmases could be awkward…
Performance Information & Ticket pricing:
Fridays' Performances: Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00.
Ticket cost: $25 General Admission, $22 Seniors & Student. Seating is first come first served.
Saturdays' Dinner Theatres: Doors open at 5:30, dinner is served at 6:00, show starts at 8:00. Ticket cost: $65. Dinner theatre guests may reserve their seats in the sanctuary before seating for dinner. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Saturdays' “Show Only”: Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:00.
Ticket cost: $25 General Admission, sorry - no Seniors or Student rates apply. Seating is first come first served for any unreserved seats.
Sundays' Matinees: Doors open at 1:30, show starts at 2:00. Ticket cost: $25 General Admission, $22 Seniors & Student. Seating is first come first served.
During every performance there will be a 20-minute intermission.
Concession items will be available during each performance however, there is absolutely no food or drink allowed in the sanctuary.
Tickets are available on-line at dct73.com or from Art Service – downtown Dunnville - (905) 774-7695