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Where to See Your Favourite ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Onstage

29 October 2018 by John Staughton
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The world waits with bated breath for the final season of “Game of Thrones,” which will finally air in 2019. However, when filming for the eighth and final season ended in August, many of HBO series’ biggest names eagerly headed for the London stage. With standout performances from some of the show’s most loved – and loathed – characters, this London theatre season is a dream for any true fan of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

1. Kit Harington in “True West” at the Vaudeville Theatre (Nov. 23-Feb. 16)
Known in Westeros as Jon Snow, King of the North, Kit Harington sheds his furs in exchange for the pen of a struggling screenwriter in Sam Shepard’s tense masterpiece, “True West.” Austin (Harington) returns to his mother’s house to restart his career with a new screenplay, but the unexpected arrival of his vagabond brother, Lee (Johnny Flynn), stretches their brotherly love to a breaking point. Harington channels the exhausting familial struggles of the Seven Kingdoms in this smouldering production of a modern American classic. 

2. Maisie Williams in I and You” at the Hampstead Theatre (Oct. 19-Nov. 24)
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has long been one of the most beloved characters in Game of Thrones, and she is far from “no one” in Hampstead Theatre’s production of “I and You” by Lauren Gunderson. Unwell and unable to leave home, Caroline (Williams) has lost contact with the world, aside from the escapism of social media and her own thoughts. When an unexpected classmate, Anthony (Zach Wyatt) disrupts Caroline’s solitary existence, her initial annoyance is tempered by the very universal desire for human contact – and a deeper connection with Anthony she never expected.

3. Jonathan Pryce in “The Height of the Storm” at Wyndham’s Theatre (Oct. 2-Dec. 1)
The High Sparrow met an explosive end at the close of season six, but two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce returns to life onstage in Florian Zeller’s “The Height of the Storm.” After a lifetime of love, Andre (Pryce) and Madeleine (Dame Eileen Atkins) discover that even the deepest relationships hold painful secrets. Riveting and revelatory, this production boasts two legends of the British stage in a masterfully dark, thought-provoking drama.

4. Jim Broadbent in “A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter” at the Bridge Theatre (Oct. 12-Jan. 6)
Fresh from his role as Archmaester Embrose in Game of Thrones Season 7, Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent returns to the stage as legendary Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in “A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter”. Written by Martin McDonagh, this production explores the complex life and dark secrets that inspired many of Andersen’s classic tales still told to children today, including The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

5. Rosabell Laurenti Sellers in “The Wolves” at Theatre Royal Stratford East (Oct 24-Nov 17)
An indoor football league in the American Heartland is a far cry from being the eldest Sand Snake of House Martell, but Rosabell Laurenti Sellers is more than up for the challenge. In this new production of Sarah DeLappe’s highly acclaimed “The Wolves,” #14 (Sellers) and the rest of her teenage teammates journey from lighthearted gossip to troubling moral dilemmas before a game that could change the course of their lives.