The Theatre Royal has been the centre for theatre in the northeast ever since it opened in 1837, and it has seen a lot since then. However, over the past few months it has undergone a refurbishment to take it back to the Edwardian grandeur that it had when it was redesigned in 1901.
What better way to welcome the public back into the Theatre Royal than the Alan Bennett master class that is The Madness of George III. The cast is led by David Haig, who plays George III, and Clive Francis, who plays Doctor Willis. With their wealth of experience we can easily expect Bennett’s play to be done to its absolute best.
So with the combination of a classic play and the restored opulence of the theatre, WinkBall reporters were there asking the audience what they thought of the play and what they thought of the redevelopment.