Winter is coming… to the theatre. The largest tv franchise of all time, the fantasy collection Recreation of Thrones, is about to open in 2023 and Australia is in line to stage the blockbuster manufacturing.
In a world announcement made early Tuesday morning, George R.R. Martin who wrote the novels on which the record-setting present was based mostly, stated he was trying ahead to telling the “complete story” and his dream was to deliver the world of Westeros to New York’s Broadway, to London’s West Finish and to Australia.
Martin can be strongly concerned within the stage manufacturing, which is able to characteristic most of the key characters and themes of the collection however guarantees to take the story in a brand new route.
The present can be directed by Dominic Cook dinner, former inventive director of London’s Royal Court docket Theatre, whose manufacturing of Sondheimn’s Follies on the Nationwide Theatre was nominated for 10 Olivier awards. He just lately moved into TV and movie with The Hole Crown: Wars of the Roses starring Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo and Judi Dench, On Chesil Seaside starring Saoirse Ronan and The Courier starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The script is being written by British playwright Duncan MacMillan.
“One among George’s inspirations for the unique books was Shakespeare’s historical past performs so the fabric lends itself naturally to the theatre. Duncan MacMillan and I are having a good time digging into the dynastic energy struggles on the coronary heart of George’s extraordinary imaginative world and he has been massively beneficiant and supportive in the direction of each of us,” Cook dinner stated.
Australia’s Tim Lawson is likely one of the essential producers – alongside US theatre producer Jonathan Sanford, with whom he has created different large-scale touring reveals together with The Illusionists. Lawson stated he was in dialogue with venues in Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York about the place the play would premiere. He stated a present of this measurement and calibre can be staged on the earth’s main markets.
“I’m past thrilled to be concerned in taking the legendary George R.R. Martin’s thrilling work to the stage,” Lawson stated. “I’d find it irresistible to return to Australia.”
Martin, whose Recreation of Thrones novels have offered greater than 90 million copies and impressed David Benioff and DB Weiss’s HBO collection that ran from 2011 to 2019, hinted on the plot of the play.