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The Madness of George III

National Tour
Sept - Nov 2010
A co-production with Blackeyed and Original Theatre Company
Hamlet

The Madness of King George

By Alan Bennett

Starring Simon Ward and Susan Penhaligon

The first tour since its initial production in 1991.

“Mad Kings and Englishmen...”

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Day Date Time Venue Box Office
Mon-Sat
Wed&Sat
04-11Sept
08&11Sept
19.45
14.30
01323 412000
Mon-Sat
Thu&Sat
13-18 Sept
16&18 Sept
19.30
14.00
The Haymarket
Basingstoke
01256 844244
Tue-Sat
Sat
21-25 Sept
25 Sept
19.30
14.30
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Wilde Theatre, Bracknell
01344 484123
Tue-Sat
Sat
28 Sept -
09 Oct
19.45
14.30
01738 621031
Mon-Wed
11-13 Oct
19.30 01935 422884
Fri-Sat
Sat
15-16 Oct
16 Oct
19.30
14.30
0845 1272190
Tue-Wed
19-20 Oct
20.00
Queen's Hall, Hexham
01434 652477
Thu-Sat
Fri
21-23 Oct
22 Oct
19.30
14.30
01642 815181
Tues-Wed
26-27 Oct
19.30
Adam Smith Theatre
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
01592 583302
Fri-Sat
Sat
29-30 Oct
30 Oct
20.00
14.30
0844 8884414
Tue-Sat
Sat
02-06 Nov
06 Nov
19.45
14.30
01962 840440
Mon-Wed
Wed
08-10 Nov
10 Nov
20.00
14.30
Palace Theatre, Southend
01702 351135
Thu-Sat
Sat
11-13 Nov
13 Nov
19.30
14.30
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
01892 530613
Tue-Sat
Wed&Sat
16-20 Nov
17&20 Nov
19.30
14.30
01473 295913
Tue-Sat
Sat
23-27 Nov
27 Nov
19.30
13.30
01392 493493
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Play Information

The year is 1786. George III is King. King of England. He has a loving wife; a nation of subjects, a loyal parliament, and the world kneels at his feet.

And all is not as it seems.

When his behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and rumours circulate that he has addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia, doctors are called in, Parliament falters, and The Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power.

Exploring the very nature of duty and kingship, this epic play probes the ties that bind us together as family, as society and as a nation. Drama, dangerous politics and English history collide in a rollercoaster ride where the health of the nation is at the mercy of the mental health of one man.

From the hand of national treasure Alan Bennett, the author behind The History Boys and Talking Heads, this marks the first touring production of the play since the original award-winning production.

Creative Team

Director: Alastair Whatley
Co-Producers: Adrian McDougall
Max Lewendel
Alastair Whatley
Set Designer: Victoria Spearing
Cost. Design: Fiona Davis
LX Designer: Alan Valentine
Sound Design: Edward Lewis
Projectionist: Will Reynolds
Touring PM: Caroline Saunders
CSM: Zachary Holton
Asst PM: Louise Ody
Cost Asst: Margarita Pokhrel
Bronwen Thompson
Natasha Freeman
Louise Sullivan
Samantha Jones
Laura Hockey
Natalie Moggridge
Casting Dir.: Anne Vosser
Fight Director: Dan Styles
 

Cast

George III: Simon Ward
Queen: Susan Penhaligon
Prince of Wales: Alastair Whatley
Duke of York: Garrett Moore
Pembroke: Portia Booroff
Greville: Robert Curtis
Baker: Ian Marr
Pitt/Pepys: Jamie Hinde
Fox/Warren: Courtney Spence
Willis/Dundas Knight Mantell
Fitzroy: Rhys King
Thurlow: Zachary Holton
Papandiek: Kate Colebrook

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