Friday, November 30, 2018

The Madness of George III presented as live broadcast from London on December 13

ROCKLAND, Maine - The Madness of George III will be presented as a National Theatre Live broadcast production at the Strand Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 13. Showtimes are 2pm and 7pm.

This multi-award-winning drama 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 behavior 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.

Approx running time: 2 hours 25 min, with one intermission. Tickets: $12, General Admission. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3  Email:

Photos: Production images from The Madness of George III. Photos by National Theatre Live.

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