Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

The Madness of George III: Pay What You Can Performance

By Alan Bennett

Monday 5 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Main House - Tickets: Pay What You Can


This performance of The Madness of George III is a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance.

Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.

Join us for The Madness of George III on Monday 5 November 2018 at 7:30pm and pay…whatever you can. 50p, £1, £5; whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance.

How does it work?

Tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the performance, in person from Box Office and cannot be bought online or over the telephone. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets from at Box Office from 10am, tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and issued in sequence.

You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Monday 5 November, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.

There are 200 Pay What You Can tickets available for this performance and we expect a high demand on tickets. Please note that queuing may begin outside Box Office before 10am; holding space in the queue for others is not permitted; two tickets will be allocated per form only; filling forms for people who are not present is not permitted; tickets are subject to availability; no choice of ticket is possible; payments must be made in cash only and tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Remember to bring your tickets to the performance, we are unable to reprint tickets.

If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Monday 5 November 2018 only.

About the Play

An Olivier award-winning cast, starring Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Wolf Hall, Three Days in the Country), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance) and Debra Gillett (Call the Midwife, Cranford and Doctor Who).

“I’ve always been myself, even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself. And that’s the important thing.”

1788. 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-award-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.

Contains scenes that some audience members may find distressing. Find out about the trigger warnings and advisories here.

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Dates & Times

The Madness of George III: Pay What You Can Performance - Mon 5 Nov 7:30pm Mon 5 Nov Main House 7:30pm Pay What You Can

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