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Doctor Who and League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss to appear in The Madness of George III live

The League of Gentleman and Doctor Who star Mark Gatiss stars in Alan Bennett’s epic multi award winning drama The Madness of George III this week.

The screening is will be the latest world class theatre production broadcast by the National Theatre Live.

The Madness of King George is the next National Theatre live production
The Madness of King George is the next National Theatre live production

National Theatre at Home - the company's lockdown stage treat for those missing live theatre - will broadcast the show on Thursday, June 11.

The 2018 broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse marked the first collaboration between the two organisations, and is the first production from outside of London to be streamed as part of the National Theatre at Home series.

It will be streamed on Thursday via the National Theatre’s YouTube channel and will then be available to watch on demand for seven days.

Directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic director Adam Penford, the cast includes Olivier award-winners Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance), alongside Call the Midwife star Debra Gillett.

Mark Gatiss will star in The Madness of King George
Mark Gatiss will star in The Madness of King George

It’s 1788 and George III is one of the most powerful men in the world, but his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as his mind unravels at a dramatic pace. As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness, ambitious politicians and a scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown.

The series has already seen broadcasts featuring the likes of Gillian Anderson, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.

Find the YouTube channel here.

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