Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport.
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 (BBC's "Sherlock") 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 an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009, millions have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide.
OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport, as well as individual event sponsors, which makes it possible to show NT Live in HD productions at the PAC.
Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students. Buy tickets online (look for the "Purchase Tickets" button above), at the PAC box office or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787). Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.
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