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Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society presents:

The Madness of George III

7:30pm, £10

by Alan Bennett

directed by Vicky Fox

In this sensational drama (originally performed by the Royal National Theatre) George III becomes increasingly erratic after losing the American colonies until doctors are brought in to cure his madness. All of them are eminently respectable quacks and one is in the employ of the Prince to Wales, a man with a strong motive for easing the king further into madness. The only hope of avoiding a constitutional crisis lies in the hands of a lowly country doctor. Nigel Hawthorne starred at London's National Theatre, on Broadway and film as mad King George.

Reviews of the orginal production: "Absolutely engrossing." - New York Post. "A richly amusing evening of high office politics with plenty of contemporary resonances." - Daily Express. "What Mr. Bennett achieves with a consummate sense of theatre is in making this remote, ambiguous monarch character totally accessible to a modern audience, at once a fascinating figure of both tragedy and heroism." - The Daily Mail.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Interested in acting? See open auditions for more info.