News: Duncan MacMillan to adapt new stage production of Game of Thrones

March 30, 2021
News: Duncan MacMillan to adapt new stage production of Game of Thrones

A new stage production of award-winning franchise Game of Thrones is to arrive in 2023, adapted by Duncan MacMillan and directed by Dominic Cooke.

Producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson in partnership with Kilburn Live announce plans for a stage production, working alongside author George R.R. Martin.

Set at a pivotal moment in the history of the series, the play will for the first time take audiences deeper behind the scenes of a landmark event that previously was shrouded in mystery.

Featuring many of the most iconic and well-known characters from the series, the production will boast a story about love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy.

George R. R. Martin said, “The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace. 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 tournament, during the Year of the False Spring. It is a tourney oft referred during HBO’s Game of Thrones, and in my novels, and now, at last, we can tell the whole story… on stage.”

The play will be written by Duncan MacMillan, whose theatrical work includes Lungs, People, Places and Things, Every Brilliant Thing, Rosmersholm and 1984.

Teaming up with MacMillan to bring Game of Thrones to life on stage is Cooke, who previously was the Artistic Director of London’s Royal Court Theatre from 2007 to 2013. His production of Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre, where he is an Associate, was nominated for 10 Olivier awards.

Producer Simon Painter is best known for creating large scale touring shows including The Illusionists franchise which he launched with Tim Lawson.

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