‘George’ gets West End reign

Road version lands in London next year

“The Madness of George III,” the historical drama by Alan Bennett (“The History Boys”) revived for a U.K. tour by helmer Christopher Luscombe, will transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theater for a limited run Jan. 18-March 31 with a Jan. 23 opening.

Designed by Janet Bird and lit by Oliver Fenwick, the production stars David Haig as George III, the third Hanoverian king of Great Britain, in a 20-strong cast that also includes Clive Francis, Beatie Edney and Madhav Sharma.

Originally produced by the National Theater in 1991, the play was later made into a film, “The Madness of King George,” helmed by Nicholas Hytner.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety