T&T production company presents dramatic reading of “royal bacchanal” – ‘The Lion In Winter’

Behind the scenes of filming the dramatic reading of 'The Lion In Winter'

A royal bacchanal, akin to Netflix series ‘The Crown’, has been made as a dramatic reading by a T&T production company.

The piece, titled The Lion In Winter, is a 1966 play by American playwright James Goldman which was twice made into films (1968 and 2003).

Local company First Instinct Productions has produced the dramatic reading and 103.1FM News spoke with producer and director, Trevon C. Jugmohan who explains the story.

The 2-hour long production, shot at Queen’s Hall, can be viewed online for free, however, a GoFundMe page has been established.

Meanwhile Mr Jugmohan explains how he got inspiration from the words of author Stephen King.

Persons interested in the dramatic reading can find all the necessary links on First Instinct’s Instagram page – the production is available for streaming until December 27th.


  • Play written by: James Goldman
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bascombe


  • Michailean Taylor – King of France
  • Zayna McDonald – Princess Alais of France
  • Nicholas Subero – Prince John
  • Trevon C. Jugmohan – Prince Geoffrey Count of Brittany
  • Kearn Samuel – Richard the Lionheart
  • Cecilia Salazar – Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Michael Cherrie – King of England
  • Production Manager – Keshala Mahabir
  • Director of Photography – Romano Francois
  • Stage Manager – Nicole Wong Chong
  • Co-Producer – Rachel Bascombe
  • Produced and Directed by – Trevon C. Jugmohan
  • Lighting Designer – Sean Ottley
  • Sound Technician – Ricki Manmohan
  • Sound Design – Seth Escalante

Mr Jugmohan also expressed thanks to sponsors who helped the production come to fruition:

  • Republic Bank
  • Angostura
  • Clark and Battoo
  • Trinre
  • Powergen
  • Rafic Rahaman
  • Ishan Gosine
  • Maharaj Publishers
  • CG’s Pharmacy – Arima