Fri 2 – Sat 24 Nov 2018
Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu 8 Nov 1.30pm, Sat 10 Nov 2.30pm, Thu 15 Nov 1.30pm; Sat 17 Nov 2.30pm, Thu 22 Nov 1.30pm,
STARRING OLIVIER AWARD-WINNER MARK GATISS (SHERLOCK, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, DOCTOR WHO, WOLF HALL)
“I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.”
1786. King George III is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as his mind unravels at a dramatic pace.
As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, Royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. A play about power and identity, examining the fine line between a King and a man.
The Madness of George III is an epic, multi-awarding winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect all the grandeur and royal pomp of this defining era played out alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.
Show tickets: £12 each and one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased.