National Theatre at Home: The Madness of George III
Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama produced by Nottingham Playhouse.
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 (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
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.
BBFC rating for cinemas: 12A
We’re all about experiencing theatre together.
At a time when you aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.
The Madness of George III was streamed part of National Theatre at Home, from 11 - 18 June on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Some of the best British theatre was free to watch from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube, with each title available for one week.
Thank you to all the amazing artists who allowed us to share The Madness of George III in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.
A Nottingham Playhouse Production
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