Written by Alan Bennett, one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into an Award-winning film (British Academy of Film and Television Arts/BAFTA) following its stage premiere in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs).
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 unraveling 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.