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The Madness of George III - 2012 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

Opening on 18th January 2012, The Madness of George III will follow Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited run until 31st March 2012. The Madness of George III tells the story of the third Hanoverian king of Great Britain, who despite his string of accomplishments is best remembered for his bouts of uncontrollable insanity. Enduring the struggle of power between politicians and his scheming son, as well as the cruel and barbaric medical treatments of the time, King George remains witty, moving, and ultimately triumphant.



Written by Alan Bennett, the award-winning playwright behind The History Boys and Enjoy, The Madness of George III was first seen at the National Theatre twenty years ago in 1991 and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. This new production, directed by Christopher Luscombe, earned rave reviews upon its premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath and subsequently played to packed houses across the country on its national tour.

History:

Production
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:West End
Previews: January 18, 2012
Closing:March 31, 2012

Running Time:

2 hours 25 minutes

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Producer Eleanor Lloyd and Nottingham Playhouse have today announced that Nicholas Farrell will join the cast for Mark Gatiss' brand-new adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol directed by Adam Penford.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022
Classic Stage Company's 2022 Annual Gala will honor recently-departed Artistic Director John Doyle. The Gala will take place on Monday, October 24 at 6pm at Capitale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022
Ambassador Theatre Group Productions has announced a UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE, starring Ian McKellen as Mother Goose, John Bishop as Vic Goose and Mel Giedroyc as the Goose.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022
Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021
Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2021
Pam Gems' Piaf – a Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production, reopened the theatre this summer, after an extended period of closure due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.  Garnering rave reviews, Adam Penford's production tells the extraordinary life story of the sensational, world-renowned singer Edith Piaf, who began her career singing on the streets of Paris.  
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Nottingham Playhouse has announced that Julie Hesmondhalgh and Frances de le Tour will join the actors starring in its digital theatre project Still Life.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Pam Gems' Piaf – a Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production – tells the extraordinary life story of the sensational, world-renowned singer Edith Piaf. Her most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien, though the international star began her life singing on the streets of Paris.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020
Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell will play French singer Edith Piaf, in a new play, Piaf, at Nottingham Playhouse. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
From the writer of Three Days In May (WhatsOnStage Best New Play Award) and A Splinter of Ice and acclaimed director Alan Strachan comes the world premiere of a tense new drama based on an astonishing true story.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021
Nottingham Playhouse has announced that Piaf – starring Jenna Russell - will finally be performed this summer as theatres begin to reopen across England.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2021
Nottingham Playhouse reveals a Spring Loaded season of twenty three events. New work from Alan Bennett, Emteaz Hussain and other artists will join an array of ambitious new programming this spring.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2020
Today's top stories: stream Donmar Warehouse's Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2020
Alan Bennett's epic multi award winning drama The Madness of George III, will be streamed on 11 June via the National Theatre's YouTube channel as part of National Theatre at Home.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Original Theatre Company today announces the all-star cast for the script-in-hand performances from the three shortlisted plays for the Originals Playwriting Award.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Today, Nottingham Playhouse announces the full casting for Adrian Scarborough’s adaptation of Alan Bennett’s comic novella The Clothes They Stood Up In. Opening in September, this is the first time the popular story has been told on stage and kicks off the Playhouse’s Autumn season.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 18, 2022
Being Alan Bennet, there is plenty of wit and humour.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2020
The building may be closed but the shows go on. Nottingham Playhouse today announces a new addition to its burgeoning digital output during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
by Review Roundups - Jun 16, 2020
Alan Bennett's epic multi award winning drama The Madness of George III, is now streaming as part of National Theatre at Home. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2020
Today's top stories: Audra McDonald, Lea Salonga, & Melissa Errico join Seth Concert Series, Raúl Esparza & Samira Wiley will lead Tartuffe stream, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 11, 2020
Today (June 11) in live streaming: National Theatre at Home brings back The Madness of King George III, the newest Broadway's Next on Stage and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 11, 2020
Alan Bennett's epic multi award winning drama The Madness of George III, will be streamed today, June 11 (2pm EDT), as part of National Theatre at Home.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
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by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2020
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2020
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by Kerrie Nicholson - Jan 17, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019
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by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2019
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022
Original Theatre Company today launches a new playwrighting prize – the Originals Playwriting Award. Aimed at emerging and early career playwrights, the submissions window opens today, accepting new works from writers across the UK, open to anyone above the age of 18.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
With Cyrano de Bergerac opening tonight at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, The Jamie Lloyd Company today announce full cast for its production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss directed by Jamie Lloyd.

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What productions of The Madness of George III have there been?
The Madness of George III has had 1 productions including West End which opened in 2012.