It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.
With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (On Chesil Beach, Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Running time (all timings are approx as live):
Act 1 – 7pm to 8.20pm
Act 2 – 8.40pm to 9.40pm
This production is certified as 12A as live.
Show image photograph (Mark Gatiss) by Creative by Wren
“Gatiss and Scarborough are electric”
“Spell-binding tour de force”
“A lavish production”