Alan Bennett writes that “I’ve always had a soft spot for George III”, for no better reason than that he had studied the monarch’s reign at secondary school and then again at uni.
An excellent production of a modern classic with a towering central performance: Alan Bennett’s early 1990s play examines public versus private monarchical concerns at the end of the 18th century in the latest stream from National Theatre At Home.
The Madness of George III offers a great part for an actor, one which Mark Gatiss relishes. His vocal and physical tics are memorable, while never reducing mental illness to a series of quirks.
Big openers include Pinter 4 (Moonlight/Night School), the return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Piccadilly Theatre), Caroline, or Change at the Playhouse and Hadestown at the National (Olivier Theatre).
Nottingham Playhouse is delighted to announce Adam Penford’s first season as Artistic Director, including multi-award winning drama The Madness of George III starring Mark Gatiss.