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See Game Of Thrones Without The Cast Or The Budget
It may not quite have the same big budget, the cast of stars, or - it must be said - the volume of fans, but lovers of cult television series Game of Thrones can still enjoy a theatrical treat this year.
For a stage production entitled Graeme of Thrones is coming to a theatre near you direct from sold out shows in London's West End.
The Graeme of Thrones parodies hit TV series Game of Thrones
Avid 'Thrones' fan Graeme is set to take audiences, including the one at Lichfield Garrick theatre in May, on his own unique journey through the Seven Kingdoms. Apparently unhappy with how his beloved books by American novelist George RR Martin, were realised for the TV series, he has taken it upon himself to show people how it should have been done.
Graeme says he is confident that Martin, who wrote the international bestselling fantasy books, A Song of Ice and Fire, would approve despite any reduction in performance skills he is able to bring to the stage. Featuring a family tree wider than The Wall and more subplots than anyone can follow, it promises to be a rollercoaster ride of beheadings, incest and war.
George RR Martin who wrote the fantasy books that Game of Thrones is based on / Archipelacon photographs by Henry Söderlund is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and unauthorised parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. The hugely successful TV series, which premiered on HBO in the United States in April 2011, has been renewed for a sixth season which will premiere on 24 April 2016.
Graeme of Thrones can be seen at the Lichfield Garrick on Thursday 12 May at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £19.50, and can be booked online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
The Game of Thrones enjoys a bigger budget than its stage counterpart
UK TOUR DATES
22nd April De Montfort Hall, Leicester 01162 333111 23rd April Festival Theatre, Malvern 01684 892277 26th April Lighthouse Theatre, Poole 08444 068666 27th April Grand Theatre, Swansea 01792 475715 29th April Olympia Theatre, Dublin 0844 847 2455
30th April Ulster Hall, Belfast 028 9033 4455
4th May Wyvern Theatre, Swindon 01793 524481
5th May GLive, Guildford 01483 369350
6th May Civic Theatre, Chelmsford 01245 606505
7th May The Hexagon, Reading 0118 960 6060
8th May St David's Hall, Cardiff 029 2087 8444
10th May The Lowry, Salford Quays 0843 208 6000
11th May Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate 01423 502116
12th May Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield 01543 412121
13th May The Junction, Cambridge 01223 511 511
14th May Palace Theatre, Southend 01702 351135
15th May Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn 01553 764864
17th May Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham 0115 941 9419
18th May Corn Exchange, Stamford 01780 766455
20th May Queens Theatre, Barnstaple 01271 32 42 42
21st May Hall for Cornwall, Truro 01872 262466
24th May Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 01743 281281
25th May Beck Theatre, Hayes 020 8561 8371
26th May Alban Arena, St Albans 01727 844488
27th May Haymarket, Basingstoke 01256 844344
28th May Town Hall, Cheltenham 0844 576 2210
1st June Worthing Pavilion 01903 206206
2nd June The Stables, Milton Keynes 01908 280800
3rd June Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 024 7652 4524
4th June Orchard Theatre, Dartford 01322 220000
8th June Central Theatre, Chatham 01634 338338
9th June Norwich Playhouse 01603 598598
10th June Corn Exchange, Newbury 0845 5218218
11th June Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton 01823 283 244
13th June Gala Theatre, Durham 03000 266600
15th June Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells 01892 530613
16th June Royal & Derngate, Northampton 01604 624811