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The Madness Of George III

Olivier award winner Mark Gatiss stars as King George III in Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III filmed live at the UK’s Nottingham Playhouse.

National Theatre Live once again brings the best of British theatre to Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau with the screening of The Madness of George III. From 22 December local audiences will get an opportunity to experience this compelling and critically acclaimed production for four screenings only.

It’s 1786 and King George III (Mark Gatiss, Sherlock, Game of Thrones) is the most powerful man in the world. However his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace. As the Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors (Dr Willis played by Adrian Scarborough, Gavin & Stacey, A Very English Scandal) hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments, while ambitious politicians and a scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown.

Alan Bennett’s epic multi award winning drama was first performed at the National Theatre in 1991 before being turned into an Oscar and BAFTA winning film in 1994. This production is directed by the artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse Adam Penford.

The Madness of George III screens at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau nationwide and Gateway Commercial Durban on 22, 26 & 27 December at 19:30 and on 23 December at 14:30. For booking information on any of the upcoming National Theatre Live screenings visit www.sterkinekor.com/nouveau or use the Ster-Kinekor App. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

Since launching in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 8 million people at 2,500 venues in 65 countries. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts include Follies with Imelda Staunton, Yerma with Billie Piper, Angels in America with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, Rosentcrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe and Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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