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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
NT Live: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III
By Alan Bennett. Starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough. Directed by Adam Penford.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2:00PM
Ethel M. Barber Theatre
30 Arts Circle Drive
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston Campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. The Barber Theatre is at the top of the hill facing the lake, right next to the Block Museum, in the Arts Circle.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live (or for US venues, delayed) from the London stage to cinemas and theaters across the UK and around the world.
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 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.
National Theatre Live is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is proudly supported by SkyArts. The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.