THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III - National Theatre Live!

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Nov 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Description

The best of British Theatre Broadcast Live to Cinemas Worldwide


THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III
Tuesday, November 20 at 7 pm | Members $20 | Public $25

National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. The Madness of George III is a multi-award winning play dramatizing the final years of King George III’s reign over the United Kingdom, his battle with mental illness, and the inability of the court to handle his condition.

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. 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 unraveling 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. 210 minutes.