Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17)
7th – 29th Aug (5pm)
Stagecraft: Book: Performance:
Thrones The Musical Parody is built on the premise of a group of friends throwing a surprise party to cheer up their friend who has just been divorced, with the hidden agenda of watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Unbeknown to them, she has never seen the show! So the next hour is spent catching her up on the various depraved and desperate plot lines! Murders, incest and the dreaded ‘Red Wedding’, which had the audience enthralled. Whether you are a Game of Thrones fanatic or a virgin, this show is incredibly sharp witted, funny and mildly disturbing!
The dynamic, flexible and personable cast of performers were superbly entertaining to watch. They were well versed with the multiple vocal qualities we have come to expect from our musical theatre performers these days as the norm (and yet we want to acknowledge their skill as exemplary in their field). All were accomplished vocalists, actors and stage performers in their own right and together they were slick and professional, with an infectious tangible love of their art form.
As you would expect from a parody of ‘Game of Thrones’ this bawdy piece certainly ‘goes there’. There are many notable and memorable moments and images that I have never seen in any musical. This makes ‘Jerry Springer – The Musical’ look like child’s play. It never however felt ‘just included for shock value’. Which was neat, as it is easy to become jaded with musicals shocking, just for the sake of it. We never felt that with this piece.
It was fun, entertaining and extremely well done; these 8 people worked incredibly hard throughout this fast moving piece where there were so many costume maneuverings and movements. Special mention to the sound crew, who made every character on stage sound great. The audience was with them from the get go and was responsive and unwavering in focus throughout. It was a full house, so if you want to see an extraordinary piece of musical theatre with fun, laughter, belly laughs, and that even gets Trump into the plot, book in advance. Congrats to all involved. This is a fantastic romp of a musical theatre hour. NB This is not for the easily offended.
Reviewers: Denise Borland and Ali Bell