The Madness of George III

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

The Madness of George III

By Alan Bennett

Friday 2 - Saturday 24 November 2018

Main House - Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Details

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 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 with his mind unravelling 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 grand costumes and royal pomp alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.

Selected as theatre highlight of 2018 by BBC News, Daily Mail and Nottingham Post.

The Madness of George III will be part of the NT Live season this year. Find out more about the NT Live performance here.

The Madness of George III Panel Discussion
How was mental illness understood in the time of King George III? What has changed in attitudes towards mental health and how it is treated since the time of the play? What remains the same and what still needs to change? Find out more here.

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

CAST

George III Mark Gatiss
Dr Willis Adrian Scarborough
Queen Charlotte Debra Gillett
Fitzroy Nadia Albina
William Pitt Nicholas Bishop
Fox/Sir Lucas Pepys Amanda Hadingue
Greville Jack Holden
Thurlow David Hounslow
Sir George Baker/Sheridan Stephanie Jacob
Dr Warren Louise Jameson
Dundas Andrew Joshi
Fortnum Adam Karim
Duke of York Harry Kershaw
Braun Billy Postlethwaite
Lady Pembroke Sara Powell
Prince of Wales Wilf Scolding
Papandiek Jessica Temple

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Alan Bennett
Director Adam Penford
Designer Robert Jones
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Sound Designer Tom Gibbons
Movement Director Lizzi Gee
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Voice Coach Hazel Holder
Casting Director Sarah Bird CDG
Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG
Assistant Director Jamie Armitage
Wigs Designer Richard Mawbley
Wardrobe Supervisor Poppy Hall

SPECIAL MEMBERS EVENT

An Audience with Mark Gatiss – Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 7pm

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.
Take a look at our range of wraparound workshops and sessions available for your school in connection with The Madness of George III.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Access


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.
Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.
Find out more on our Access page.

We’re delighted that The Madness of George III is being broadcast by NT Live on Tuesday 20 November. Because of this, from Wednesday 14 – Tuesday 20 November there will be external broadcast vehicles on site and therefore limited designated parking spaces for disabled drivers on East Circus Street outside our Stage Door.

The closest drop off points with a drop kerb can be found near the top of East Circus Street as you approach Wellington Circus and in the Taxi bays on North Circus Street.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and would recommend arriving as early as possible to enable parking in the nearby street bays during this time. Do contact us in advance should you require further advice. We hope you enjoy the show!

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

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Dates & Times

The Madness of George III - Fri 2 Nov 7:30pm Fri 2 Nov Main House 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 3 Nov 7:30pm Sat 3 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Mon 5 Nov 7:30pm Mon 5 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Tue 6 Nov 7:00pm Tue 6 Nov Main House 7:00pm Press Night £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Wed 7 Nov 7:30pm Wed 7 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 8 Nov 1:30pm Thu 8 Nov Main House 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 8 Nov 7:30pm Thu 8 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Fri 9 Nov 7:30pm Fri 9 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 10 Nov 2:30pm Sat 10 Nov Main House 2:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 10 Nov 7:30pm Sat 10 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Tue 13 Nov 7:30pm Tue 13 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Wed 14 Nov 7:30pm Wed 14 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 15 Nov 1:30pm Thu 15 Nov Main House 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 15 Nov 7:30pm Thu 15 Nov Main House 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Fri 16 Nov 7:30pm Fri 16 Nov Main House 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 17 Nov 2:30pm Sat 17 Nov Main House 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 17 Nov 7:30pm Sat 17 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Tue 20 Nov 6:45pm Tue 20 Nov Main House 6:45pm NT Live performance Book Now
The Madness of George III - Wed 21 Nov 7:30pm Wed 21 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 22 Nov 1:30pm Thu 22 Nov Main House 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Thu 22 Nov 7:30pm Thu 22 Nov Main House 7:30pm £87.50 - £70 (Gala Performance) Book Now
The Madness of George III - Fri 23 Nov 7:30pm Fri 23 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 24 Nov 2:30pm Sat 24 Nov Main House 2:30pm £37.50 - £10.50 Book Now
The Madness of George III - Sat 24 Nov 7:30pm Sat 24 Nov Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
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