The Madness of George III

2018, approx. 210 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Alan Bennett, Dir. Adam Penford
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Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Dec 14 12:00 PM
with English subtitles
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Dec 15 12:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Dec 16 12:00 PM

Description

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 (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live’s Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After 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.