A Game of Thrones adaptation is coming to the West End and Broadway in 2023 and is set to dictate events more than ten years prior to the original novels and TV series.
“The production will boast a story centred around love, vengeance, madness, and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process of revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now,” an official statement said.
Playwright Duncan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke will bring this adaptation to life with some of the nation’s favourite characters set to feature in the play.
MacMillan is well-known for his dramatic productions including Lungs and People, Places and Things, and Cooke has previously directed Follies at the Royal National Theatre, and Pigs and Dogs at the Royal Court Theatre.
“One of George’s inspirations for the original books was Shakespeare’s history plays, so the material lends itself naturally to the theatre,” said Cooke.
Author of the award-winning novel series George RR Martin said: “The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace.”
Working with Macmillan and Cooke before the pandemic, Martin said their work together had been “a treat – and I am eager for our collaboration to resume.”
The announcement follows the news that Martin has signed a deal to develop more TV shows for television network HBO.
Game of Thrones won 59 Emmy Awards across its eight television series and is set to make its mark in theatres within the next two years.
Words by Maddy Raine
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