There’s a royal feast set out for Christmas but the attendants are determined to devour each other in The Lion in Winter, the witty historical drama that brings England’s King Henry II and his family to raucous, compelling life. It’s 1183 and English royals Henry, his estranged wife Eleanor and their three grown sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, gather at the winter palace for gifts, games and as much blood-letting as the holiday will allow. With questions of succession in the air, all three sons jockey to be named Henry’s heir. Manipulation and intrigue abound in this lively script by James Goldman. Famously adapted into a film starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton, The Lion in Winter returns to the stage in an exciting new production from Redmond’s SecondStory Repertory.