Game of Thrones cast member Michael Condron is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse in December to join the cast of the parody show, Graeme of Thrones.
Condron appeared in Series 5 and 6 of Game of Thrones as Bowen Marsh, the first Steward of The Night’s Watch.
He’ll join UK comedians Ali Brice and Libby Northedge in the cast of Graeme of Thrones, a critically acclaimed comedic journey through the Seven Kingdoms.
The show will be presented at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Wonderland program, after successful seasons in London’s West End, Fringe World Perth, Canada and the United States.
Producer Alex Jarrett believes Condron will add some star appeal to the show for its Brisbane season.
“Condron might have been one of Jon Snow’s killers in Season 5, and was then killed by Jon Snow himself when he returned for Season 6, but we hope Brisbane audiences will put that betrayal aside when he comes to the Powerhouse,” Jarrett says.
“Particularly as we’re not insured for injuries sustained in revenge attacks.”
Jarrett says the show tells the story of die-hard Game of Thrones fan Graeme, who wants to bring his favourite fantasy saga to the stage.
“He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve — and that’s what matters,” he says.
“This live stage experience will be a treat for fans and an introduction to the unenlightened.”
Created by a team of UK comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is an original — and very, very unauthorised — take on the Game of Thrones phenomenon.
Graeme of Thrones will play at Brisbane Powerhouse from Thursday 1 December to Saturday 10 December. For tickets, visit brisbanepowerhouse.org.