The Forum to Present Live Screening of ‘The Madness of King George III’

“The Madness of King George III” written by Alan Bennet

The Forum will present a live screening of the multi-award-winning drama “The Madness of George III,” staged by the National Theatre. It will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Prior-Jollek Hall on the Antilles School campus.

Written by Alan Bennet, one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, who has written “The History Boys,” “The Lady in the Van”), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its stage premiere in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock,” “Wolf Hall,” and NT Live “Coriolanus”) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (“Gavin and Stacey,” “Upstairs Downstairs,” and “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 cost $20 for adults, $10 for teachers, free for students. They can be purchased online at or at the box office of the Prior-Jollek Hall the evening of the live screening.

The Court Yard will open at 6 p.m., offering small meals and desserts by Amalia Café.