In this sensational drama from the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain 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. When the King recovers with the aid of a country doctor, a constitutional crisis is averted. Nigel Hawthorne starred at London's National Theatre, on Broadway and film as mad King George.
"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