Sarah Mann Company presents

The Madness of George III

Wednesday 12th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July


From the team that brought you The Lady in the Van & Abigail’s Party!

King George III is unwell and parliament is in crisis. His behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in with their bizarre and inhumane treatments as the pleasure-seeking Prince of Wales prepares to manoeuvre himself into power… 

Alan Bennett’s play is both touching and superbly funny. Featuring an incredible cast of more than 20 of Brighton’s best actors – this epic play is not to be missed! Bring your picnic and marvel at the machinations of politicians, the pretensions of The Prince Regent, the ridiculous prescriptions of the doctors, and the remarkable intervention of the formidable Dr Willis… and raise a glass of bubbly to the devoted love of Mr and Mrs King!

It is a spectacle of Kingship, a comedy of manners and an exploration of a man in mental crisis.  

“I have always been myself even when I was ill. Only now I seem myself.  That’s the important thing. I have remembered how to seem.  What, what?” 

Sarah Mann Company bring their unique wit and style to Alan Bennett’s masterpiece.

Age 11+
Run time 135 minutes

Special preview price for Wednesday 12th: £10

King George III – Nathan Ariss
Queen Charlotte – Sarah Mann
The Prince of Wales – Paddy Cooper
The Duke of York – Amelia Armande
Lady Pembroke/Margaret Nicholson – Pip Henderson
Dr Willis – Doug Devaney
Sir George Baker – Robert Cohen
Fox/Sir Lucas Pepys – Ross Gurney-Randall
Dr Richard Warren – Julian Parkin
Pitt – Josh Crisp
Fitzroy/Sir Boothby Skrymshir – Nick Bartlett
Sheridan/Braun – Jack Kristiansen
Greville – Andrew Crouch
Thurlow – Murray Simon
Dundas– Andrew Clover
Fortnum – Rachel Mullock
Papandiek – Luke Seymour
Maid/F.O.H – Sue Burchett
ASM – Nadia Bartlett
Technical Stage Manager – Giles Wood
Directed by Sarah Mann, Nick Bartlett & Sian Webber


Full Price £15

Concession £12.50

Group of 4 £50



Wed 12th July6pm7pm

Thu 13th July6pm7pm

Fri 14th July6pm7pm

Sat 15th July1pm2pm

Sat 15th July6pm7pm