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National Theatre Live: The Madness of King George III | Is the most powerful man in the world insane?

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM
A scene from the epic play. Contributed

The multi-award-winning drama, The Madness of George III, is written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van). Thisan 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.

The Madness of King George III plays exclusively at Palace Cineplex, this Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.