January 19, 2019
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National Theatre Live Broadcast: ‘The Madness of King George III’

Event organizer: Karen Cole
Event Date & Time: January 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Contact email: karen.cole1@maine.edu
Karen Cole | BDN
Karen Cole | BDN

ORONO — A National Theatre Live Broadcast of “The Madness of King George III” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Collins Center for the Arts.

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 British Academy Film and Television Arts 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.

Adult $15, senior $10, student $8. All fees included. Subscribers receive 50 percent off all fees, deduct $1 from ticket price. Click for details

Rating: PG-13

What is NT Live?

National Theatre Live transmits the best of British theatre live from London to screens around the world. The broadcasts are filmed in front of a live audience, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the theatre to ensure cinema audiences get the best-seat-in-the-house view. Productions are transmitted via satellite to the Collins Center, then projected onto our high-definition screen — one of the largest in the state.