Game Of Thrones stars on stage


Game Of Thrones stars on stage
  1. Game Of Thrones stars on stage
    The North Remembers, and so do we - tonight, the utterly epic Game Of Thrones returns to our screens. We pick out its stars' recent appearances on the London theatre…
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Fear ye not, Game Of Thrones-ers, for you’ll find no spoilers here!

The North Remembers, and so do we - tonight, we return to Westeros and Essos, as the utterly epic Game Of Thrones returns to our screens.

It’s been a long-lasting year’s wait for the seventh series of George R. R. Martin’s globally gigantic TV tales of dynasty, dragons and deception. But while the television series has been off our sets, there’ve certainly been no shortage of members of its hugely popular cast, both former and current, on our stages.

We’ve picked out a few notable theatrical appearances, both upcoming and past, from winter warriors, Waifs and wickedly Queens, below.

Upcoming appearances

Natalie Dormer in Venus In Fur

Dormer in After Miss Julie - photo by Richard Hubert-Smith

Natalie Dormer in After Miss Julie in 2012 (Photo: Richard Hubert-Smith)

Perhaps the highest profile of all the Game Of Thrones stars in London theatre shows later this year, Natalie Dormer’s adroitly manipulative portrayal of Margaery Tyrell should prove the perfect preparation for starring in the upcoming seduction two-hander Venus In Fur.

Appearing unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek (played by David Oakes), her enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan is determined to land a part. The intoxicating dark comedy of desire and fantasy might well bring back more than a hint of the ingenious aspiring Queen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

You can book tickets to Venus In Fur here.

Gemma Whelan and Ian Gelder in the Queers monologue series at The Old Vic

Ian Gelder in Human Animals at the Royal Court (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Ian Gelder in Human Animals at the Royal Court (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

A fierce, courageous and cynical warrior and captain of the Black Wind, Gemma Whelan’s character Yara Greyjoy is power personified, a fighter of the finest calibre. Ian Gelder’s Kevan Lannister, meanwhile, perhaps proves slightly less of a leader, but nevertheless a sturdy and noble man - well, comparatively.

Later this month the duo will both be taking to The Old Vic stage as performers in the Queers monologue series, a selection of eight pieces curated by Mark Gatiss, which marks 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. It's a chance to see these two fine thespians performing the rawest form of theatre.

Michelle Fairley and Faye Marsay in Road at the Royal Court

Michelle Fairley in Splendour at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo: Johan Persson)

Michelle Fairley in Splendour at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo: Johan Persson)

Michelle Fairley’s fierce Catelyn Stark and Faye Marsay’s callous Waif may never have met in Westeros, but their respective actresses will be well acquainted, with the duo both cast in the Royal Court’s revival of seminal social drama Road, which opens at the Royal Court Theatre later this month.

David Rintoul and Daniel Rabin in Hamlet

David Rintoul in rehearsal for Nell Gwynn (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

David Rintoul’s “Mad King” role may well have prepared him for witnessing the mental capitulation of a certain Danish monarch night after night, while Daniel Rabin’s brief appearance as Lord Blackmont in Season 4 suggests he knows a thing or two about aristocracy too.

You can find more information on Hamlet here.

And some you may have missed…

David Fynn in School Of Rock The Musical (2016-17)

David Fynn (Dewey Finn) & the kids from School Of Rock (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

David Fynn (Dewey Finn) & the kids from School Of Rock (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

A guest star in the second season, David Fynn’s soldier Rennick provided some temporary comic relief for audiences, before the brilliant actor went onto the hilarious role of Dewey Finn, teaching full houses the power of rock in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s guitar-slamming musical in an Olivier Award-nominated performance.

Conleth Hill in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (2017)

Conleth Hill in Edward Albees Whos Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Photo: Johan Persson)

Conleth Hill in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Photo: Johan Persson)

Conleth Hill’s skilled manipulator and eunuch Varys may well have unnerved audiences as much as those who went on to see him on-stage as the manipulative counterpart to Imelda Staunton earlier this year.

Charlotte Hope in Buried Child (2016)

Jeremy Irvine and Charlotte Hope in Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios (Photo: Johan Persson)

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