NT Live: The Madness of George

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand
165 Maine Street, Ellsworth, ME, 04605

On Tuesday, November 20th at 2:00 pm, The Grand projects on the Coastal Eye Care Screen a live, high-definition simulcast of the NT Live multi-award-winning drama “The Madness of George III” will be broadcast live to cinemas, 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. Tickets for this General Admission presentation are $15 for Adults & Seniors, $12 for Grand Members & Military, $10 for Students (College) and $7 for Youth (12&under). For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook.

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