National Theatre at Home presents

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 (SherlockWolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and StaceyUpstairs DownstairsAfter 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

The streaming performance of The Madness of George III  begins on June 11th at 2:oo pm EST time. It will be available until 2:oo pm EST on Thursday, June 18th but you’ll need to start watching by 11:45 am EST time on June 18th to ensure you see it all.

“By George, Mark Gatiss has got it!” -Telegraph

“A stand-out production” – The Times

“A lavish production” – The Stage