Mark Gatiss in The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse: first look photos

Adam Penford directs a new revival of Alan Bennett’s classic

Adrian Scarborough, Mark Gatiss and Debra Gillett
Adrian Scarborough, Mark Gatiss and Debra Gillett
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Photos have been released offering a first look at The Madness of George III, which opens this month at Nottingham Playhouse.

The new revival of Alan Bennett's piece stars Mark Gatiss as the titular tortured king, who is beset by psychological problems during his reign. The show also features Adrian Scarborough as Dr Willis Debra Gillett as Queen Charlotte.

Bennett's show won a string of awards when it first debuted in 1991 starring Nigel Hawthorne, as did the 1994 film adaptation.

Completing the cast are Nicholas Bishop (Twelfth Night) as the Prime Minister, Wilf Scolding (The Glass Menagerie) as the Prince of Wales, Harry Kershaw (Mischief Movie Night) as the Duke of York, Sara Powell (La Peste) as Lady Pembroke, Nadia Albina (Emilia) as Captain Fitzroy, Jack Holden (Ink) as Captain Greville, Amanda Hadingue (A Small Family Business) as Charles Fox and Stephanie Jacob (Absolute Hell) as Sheridan, Louise Jameson (Ten Times Table) as Dr Warren, Andrew Joshi (The Railway Children) as Lord Dundas, Billy Postlethwaite (The Plague) as Braun, Jessica Temple (The Mikado) as Papandiek, David Hounslow (This House) as Thurlow and Adam Karim (East is East) as Fortnum.

The show is designed by Robert Jones with lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Tom Gibbons, movement by Lizzi Gee, fight direction by Jonathan Holby, voice coaching by Hazel Holder, wig design by Richard Mawbley and wardrobe by Poppy Hall.

Running until 24 November, the production will be broadcast live from the theatre to cinemas around the world on Tuesday 20 November.