The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the National Theatre of London’s production of The Madness of King George III at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. All students will be admitted free of charge.
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van.) 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 behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling 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 are available online: www.highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828-526-9047. Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands N.C.