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An unmissable slot in your Fringe timetable!
Preparing for the next episode of Game Of Thrones to air, a group of friends gather at a recently divorced friend’s house to discover she has never watched the series. What ensues is a comic musical explaining and making fun of major aspects of the beloved programme.
Not the most upscale production, the amateur feel of the performance adds to the charm rather than hold the production back, particularly since the premise is a group of friends imitating characters – the makeshift dragon being a major highlight which is both clever and deeply amusing. The show’s strength lies in its retelling of the series as it updates itself with every new episode of Game Of Thrones that is aired and these additions fit seamlessly into the show which is impressive in itself. Moreover, thanks to this, the musical becomes an easter egg hunt for all those anoraks looking to find small allusions to the recent revelations in the current series.
The songs themselves are performed with powerful vocals and admirable energy. Within their repertoire are spoofs of other musical songs including Tyrion’s song Push It Off which follows along the same vein as The Book of Mormon’s Turn It Off, and a number that definitely satirises Hamilton as much as it does to Game Of Thrones. Some numbers are even heartfelt (and actually very touching), with a special mention going to a ballad sung by Hodor – Game Of Thrones fans should get ready for an emotional roller coaster with this number!
The wit is spot on with the perfect balance between impressions of much loved (and hated characters), as well as running jokes surrounding both deviations of the series from the books and pop culture. The performance ends with speculations about the end of the series which range from the intelligent to the ridiculous but every moment is utterly enjoyable.
For any fan of Game Of Thrones – whether you have read the books or seen the show – this is an unmissable slot in your Fringe timetable!