This Plantagenet Repertory combines two plays that follow John of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their whole family over two decades of battle, both on the field and at the dinner table. A single cast performs both shows.
In this thrilling and timely epic, The Bard introduces us to the same family, roughly two decades after the events of The Lion in Winter. With his father and brothers gone, John finally holds the throne, and Eleanor counsels her son closely. However, when an old adversary surfaces to threaten John’s claim, a war breaks out, and thousands of lives thrown into the maelstrom. With shocking twists, sharp humor, and richly drawn characters, Shakespeare’s play is an eternally relevant portrait of war, as seen from above and below.