'The Madness Of George III'
by Alan Bennett


The Guildhall Theatre


10th - 14th November 2015


Niki Caister

"Take your wife, spouse, neighbour, cousin twice removed – anyone that you want to experience the best theatrical performance of their life"
Review from Ria Amber Tesia

Niki Caister brought Alan Bennett's classic comedy of madness and politics to the stage with a dazzling, poignant and hilarious production in November 2015.

The show featured innovative staging and costuming emphasising the clash between the outdated world of the King's court and the modern political battleground of parliament. Performances were excellent across the board with Gordon Gell providing a tour de force as the tormented George.

All photographs taken by Bryan Cleary.


Director - Niki Caister
Production Assistant - Michelle Angus
Stage Manager - Ken Owen
Set Design - Tim Heywood & Abby Caister
Lighting Design - Steve Greatorex
Lighting Operation - Derby Live Technical Staff
Sound Design - Niki Caister
Set Builders - Ken Owen, Neil Jones & Tim Heywood
Sound Operation - Neil Jones
Wardrobe Mistress - Flora Palmer
Props - Michelle Angus, Helen Cornfield, Niamh-Elizabeth Mourton & Charlotte Matthews
Prompt - Margaret Arnot
Artwork & Design - Tim Baggaley / Graphic Violence
Marketing - Edward Pickering-Symes
Press - Joan Chambers
Business Manager - Bryan Cleary


Pitt - Alan Smith
Lady Pembrooke - Caroline McLeod
Fox - Carolyne Eccles
Sheridan - Charlotte Matthews
Thurlow - Chris Scott
Dr. Warren - Clare Snape
Duke Of York - Edward Ashford
Greville - Edward Pickering-Symes
King George - Gordon Gell
Prince Of Wales - James Dean
Fitzroy - Jon Seddon
Dr. Baker - Jonathan Wolff
Nicholson/Ramsden - Katyana Malcolm
Burke - Leni Robson
Papendiek/Braun - Martin Weston
Pepys/Boothby - Mathew Shepherd
Dr. Willis - Richard Whitehorn
Dundas - Sheridan Sinclair
Queen Charlotte - Stephanie Mee