Alan Bennett’s award-winning play to be screened in Lyme Regis

ALAN Bennett’s multi-award-winning drama ‘The Madness of King George III’ will be broadcast live to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

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 (‘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.

The screening will be held on Tuesday, November 20 with doors opening at 6pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets cost £11 for adults or £5 for under 18s in advance, or £13.50 on the door, with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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