2018, approx. 176 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Alan Bennett, Dir. Adam Penford, Rated PG-13, ByExperience

FRI, DEC 14
SAT, DEC 15
SUN, DEC 16
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The Madness of George III

Friday, 12/14 to Sunday, 12/16

"By George, Mark Gatiss has got it!" – Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

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.

The Friday 12/14 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.

This production includes a 20 minute intermission halfway through the screening. Place a lunch order from our NTL menu at our café before the start of the show and your meal will be available during the interval.


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