Reading: Madness of George III
Come and read through this exciting play.
THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III
Reading 7.30pm Monday 27 November.
Audition 7.30pm Friday 1 December
Show dates 17th to 24th March
Directed by Vicky Fox
Setting 1788 - 1789
KING 50 George III, grandson of George II, shy and reserved nature,
QUEEN Charlotte, age 44 German accent, motherly
PRINCE OF WALES later George IV ‘Prinny’; self indulgent, age 24
DUKE OF YORK Frederick, age 23 Posh
PITT the Younger, aged 29 Tory PM (King’s party) Tall and thin reserved and aloof
DUNDAS Pitt supporter, aged 45, and a refined Scot. Lively and animated
THURLOW Pitt supporter, Lord Chancellor age 57. Turned against Pitt 1792. Foul-tongued and lazy
MARGARET NICHOLSON/ LADY PEMBROKE Mature woman, double with maid. Busty
FOX Whig leader chubby and dissolute aged 39 Foul mouthed and disgruntled
SHERIDAN Richard Brinsley, supporter of Fox, playwright, aged 37. Never quite one of the boys.
BURKE Edmund, supporter of Fox age 59 Double with Fortnun
FITZROY Equerry (senior officer) cosies up to Prinny and Whigs, aged 24. Young handsome and disdainful
GREVILLE Equerry, loyal to king, aged 37 diarist
PAPANDIEK Long serving page. The king’s barber. Kindest to the king in his illness.
FORTNUM Page. Left to found Fortnum and Mason. Double with Burke
BRAUN Long serving page Not kind to King
BAKER Sir George, the king’s physician, rather wavery and diffident age 66
WARREN Dr Richard, age 57, Prince of Wales’s physician
PEPYS Sir Lucas, age 46 physician, supporter of king
WILLIS Dr Francis, age 70 specialises in mental illness
SIR BOOTHBY SKRYMSHIR country landowner, posh twit
RAMSDEN vacant nephew ditto
FOOTMAN = voice off
WILLIS’S SERVANTS Other cast members wearing full masks