Game of Thrones stage show for Australia
2022 stage play will revolve around events that happened 16 years before the first book and TV episode.
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Author George RR Martin is developing a stage version of Game of Thrones for Broadway, the West End and Australia, to be co-produced in 2022 by Australian stage producer Tim Lawson.
The Guardian reports the story will apparently revolve around the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that happened 16 years before the events of the first book and episode.
“The play will for the first time take audiences deeper behind the scenes of a landmark event that previously was shrouded in mystery,” the official description reads. “Featuring many of the most iconic and well-known characters from the series, the production will boast a story centered around love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now.”
Martin is collaborating with The Works producers Simon Painter and Melbourne-based Tim Lawson (Fiddler on the Roof, The Illusionists, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line) playwright Duncan MacMillan (Lungs and People, Places and Things), and director Dominic Cooke (Jerusalem, Enron).
“The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace,” Martin said in a statement. “Few in Westeros knew the carnage to come when highborn and smallfolk alike gathered at Harrenhal to watch the finest knights of the realm compete in a great tourney, during the Year of the False Spring. It is a tourney oft referred during HBO’s Game of Thrones, and in my novels, A Song of Ice & Fire … and now, at last, we can tell the whole story … on the stage.”