The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III

by Alan Bennett

from Nottingham Playhouse.

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It’s 1788 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 joing forces to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a King and a man.  

Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey) feature in Alan Bennett’s (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van) multi award-winning drama. 

The Madness of George III was filmed live at Nottingham Playhouse and is available to watch from Thursday 11 June on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week only. 

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The cast of The Madness of George III

The cast of The Madness of George III

Mark Gatiss, Debra Gillett and the cast of The Madness of George III

Mark Gatiss, Debra Gillett and the cast of The Madness of George III

Debra Gillett and Mark Gatiss

Debra Gillett and Mark Gatiss

Adrian Scarborough, David Hounslow, Andrew Joshi, Mark Gatiss, Harry Kershaw

Adrian Scarborough, David Hounslow, Andrew Joshi, Mark Gatiss, Harry Kershaw

Nicholas Bishop and Adrian Scarborough

Nicholas Bishop and Adrian Scarborough

Gatiss makes the most of it

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Stephanie Jacob and Mark Gatiss

Stephanie Jacob and Mark Gatiss

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