TEASER FOR A FILM: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III.
SOMETIMES A THEATRICAL production sails through your values like an absolute tornado. It tickles all your funny bones and gets the intellectual cogs in your head whirring. Mark Gatiss takes the lead of the 2018 Nottingham Theatre production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III which is accessible for free on demand on youtube from this Thursday evening – June 11, for a week, courtesy National Theatre Live at Home. A complicated, daring and hilarious piece of work which skirts crisply with tragedy, insanity and sympathy in 18th century England, playing with the hyperbole of absolute rule that bleeds over into today’s time. It’s like a sip of Shakespeare in an uncompromisingly contemporary maelstrom, coupled with language that will make you feel alive. This is what My View thought of this work, in December 2018 — and this is where you can link up with it from Thursday.