National Theatre Live: The Madness of King George III

National Theatre Live: The Madness of King George III
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive

By Alan Bennett
Starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough
Directed by Adam Penford

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from 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 behavior 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.

Running Time: TBD

National Theatre Live is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is proudly supported by SkyArts. The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

Part of the Stage on Screen series, presenting the best of international theatre on the big screen at Northwestern University. Learn more about the broadcast process.

Ticket Pricing:

$20 general public,
$16 NU Employee,
$16 Seniors (62+),
$10 full-time student (Under 30 with current ID)
Tickets are nonrefundable after final purchase.