The Madness of George III

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A play by English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author Alan Bennett [1] (born 1934). A fictionalised representation of the last years of the reign of George III and his battle with mental illness.

Opened on 28 November 1991 at the Lyttelton Theatre of the National Theatre in London, directed by Nicholas Hytner with Nigel Hawthorne, Janet Dale, Michael Fitzgerald and others.

It was adapted for film in 1994 as The Madness of King George, with Nigel Hawthorne.

Performance history in South Africa

1995: Performed by CAPAB, directed by Ralph Lawson, with a cast of 25, including Michael Atkinson as George III, Diane Wilson (Queen Charlotte), John Caviggia (Prince of Wales), Paul Warwick Griffin, Ronald France, Neels Coetzee (Sir Lucas Pepys), Philip Boucher, Richard Farmer, David Muller. Set design by Peter Cazalet, lighting John T. Baker.


Wikipedia [2].

Guy Willoughby "Royal Madness afflicts CAPAB"[3]

Die Burger 13 July 1995.

The Madness of George III theatre programme (CAPAB 1995).

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