Every Thursday at 7pm UK time, a much-loved National Theatre Live play will be made freely available to watch via the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, and then available to watch on-demand for seven days.
The next set of National Theatre Live titles to be released are:
The Madness of George III – from 7pm 11 June until 18 June
by Alan Bennett
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including a short interval
Alan Bennett‘s multi-award-winning drama produced by 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.
BBFC rating for cinemas: 12A