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NT Live: The Madness of George III

Sunday 9th December


Screen 1

Director: Adam Penford

Starring: Mark Gatiss

Rating: 12A

UK 2018, 210mins

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Liveís first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britainís 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).

Itís 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 Kingís 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.

Please note: this is a recorded performance. Sofa vouchers and sofa points are not valid for this screening.