Presented by The Center
The Center presents
National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III
by Alan Bennett
November 18 at 7:00 PM
The Center Theater
Tickets $20 Adults $15 Students (price includes $3 processing fee)
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Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
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 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.
About National Theatre Live:
Each National Theatre Live broadcast is filmed in front of a live theatre audience. The position of cameras in the theatre is tailored to each play, to ensure that audiences watching in the cinema always get the best seat in the house. Cinema partners in North America capture the live broadcast feed via satellite and screen the titles on the same day, at a customer friendly evening time in their local time zone.
The live footage from the broadcast is then packaged and shared, unedited, with cinemas for repeat encore screenings in international territories not able to screen it live, or with cinemas wishing to relive the glory. There is little or no difference between what you see in the live broadcast and a repeat encore screening.
Join us for one of our upcoming broadcasts, and be a part of a global event, sharing every moment of drama and delight with a community of thousands.