The Phil Willmott Company at The Union Theatre in PLAY OF THRONES
Shakespeare That Inspired Game of Thrones – Adapted from the Henry VI, Wars of the Roses trilogy & Directed by Phil Willmott
Conceived specifically to appeal to box set enthusiasts and particularly GAME OF THRONES fans this rare chance to see the plays that inspired Thrones author R.R Martin celebrates Shakespeare as a pioneer of epic story telling.
Adapted from the sprawling WARS OF THE ROSES, multi award winning director Phil Willmott marshals a large and gifted cast to tell the complete story of an extraordinary royal marriage over one evening of thrilling, action packed adventure.
The sun has set on the glorious reign of a mighty king leaving his ill prepared son to hold a vast and crumbling empire together whilst enemies watch from every shadow. He must keep the envious and feuding Northern lords in cheque whilst across the sea a warrior enchantress recaptures swathes of the old empire. The King’s foes ruthlessly destroy his allies whilst a marriage is brokered with a she-wolf of a foreign queen. All the while a deformed psychopath and his ambitious family wait to plunge the kingdom into a brutal civil war. Winter is coming. Richard III’s legendary winter of discontent draws ever closer.
Phil Willmott’s celebrated 4 part dramatisation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle drew audiences of over 40,0000 to the South Bank last summer whilst his re-imagining of KING LEAR as a Queen’s tragedy captivated audiences and critics alike at the Union Theatre, home to his modern world premiere of Shakespeare’s DOUBLE FALSEHOOD and striking revivals of KING JOHN and MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
The Play of Thrones company, featuring the best of recent drama school graduates alongside veterans of the Almeida and National Theatre, includes Paul Adyefa, Abigail Carter-Simpson, James Clarkson, Penelope Day, Hilary Derrett, Mark Extance, Patrick Holt, Michael Keane, Emma Kelly, Gavin Kerr, Simeon Oakes & Zak Reay-Barry.
THE UNION THEATRE
204 Union Street
London, SE1 0LX
BOX OFFICE: 020 7261 9876
Tuesdays to Saturdays @ 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 & £17 Concessions
1st Week: All Seats £15
Saturday 13th December 2014