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The Madness of George III

Alan Bennett


 Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 19th September – 18th October 2003

Birmingham Rep 22nd October – 15th November 2003



Phil Penfold Interview, WYP web site September 2003
A performance that’s fit for a king, Independent 15th September 2003
A world of schemers, icBirmingham.co.uk  
The Royal Family
King George III
Michael Pennington
Queen Charlotte
Alison Fiske
Prince of Wales
Stewart Wright
Duke of York
Rufus Wright
Margaret Nicholson – a commoner
Julia St John
The Government
Pitt
Paul Raffield
Dundas
Alastair Cording
Thurlow
David Killick
The Opposition
Fox
Andy Hockley
Sheridan
Paul Kemp
The King’s Equerries
Fitzroy
Timothy Watson
Greville
Daniel Crowder
The King’s Pages
Papandiek
Adam Sims
Fortnum
Greg Haist
Braun
Vincent Penfold
Lady Pembroke – the Queen’s Mistress of the Robe
Julia St John
The Doctors
Sir George Baker
Timothy Kightley
Sir Lucas Pepys
Toby Turner
Dr Richard Warren
Ian Barritt
Dr Willis
Ken Drury
Sir Boothby Skrymshir – an MP and Landowner
Tony Turner
Ramsden – his nephew
Vincent Penfold
Director

Designer
Rachel Kavanaugh

Francis O’ Connor

Michael Pennington’s George III is a towering performance…It is an enormously delicate portrayal and very moving indeed.

-Whatsonstage.com


The great thing about Michael Pennington’s superb central performance is that he always lets you see the man behind the king.

-The Guardian