1788 - King George III is preparing for the opening of parliament with his devoted wife, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. Despite the picture of respectability all is not well in the palace; not only has the King lost the colonies but he's losing his mind. With the smooth running of Government depending on his sanity and the Prince of Wales increasingly impatient to succeed his father, it's a race against time to get the King fit. The Prime Minister's only hope is a self-taught doctor with some unorthodox methods for curing dementia.Performers David Haig (George III), Beatie Edney (Queen Charlotte), Christopher Keegan (Prince of Wales), William Belchambers (Duke of York), Charlotte Asprey (Lady Pembroke|), Ed Cooper Clarke (Captain Fitzroy), Orlando James (Captain Greville), Beruce Khan (Papandiek), Ryan Saunders (Fortnum), Peter McGovern (Braun), Simon Markey (Prince's Footman), Gary MacKay (Prince's Valet), Nicholas Rowe (William Pitt), Thomas Wheatley (Lord Thurlow), Richard Hansell (Henry Dundas), Chris McCalphy (Sir Boothby Skrymshir), Haseeb Malik (Ramsden Skrymshir), Gary Oliver (Charles James Fox), Patrick Moy (Richard Brinsley Sheridan), Peter Pacey (Sir George Baker), Madhav Sharma (Dr Richard Warren), John Webb (Sir Lucas Pepys), Clive Francis (Dr Francis Willis), Karren Winchester (Margaret Nicholson).
Author Alan Bennett. Corporate Sponsor Nuffield Health Hospitals (Chichester). Company Peter Hall Company. Director Christopher Luscombe. Design Janet Bird. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Sound Mic Pool. Music Malcolm McKee. Director Andrew Ashenden (fight). Director Alison Convey (assistant). Director Sarah Bird CDG (casting).