A new Game of Thrones musical is coming.
Written by composer-librettist Alex Ratner, a musical parody prequel to HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones will receive a workshop March 18 at 7:30PM at downtown’s Dixon Place.
The three-person musical features two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance) as Olenna Tyrell, Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady) as Margaery Tyrell, and Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as Loras Tyrell.
Directed by Jenny Leon, Tyrell is the untold story of Olenna, Loras, and Margaery. Of all the houses in Westeros (the fictional land of GoT), House Tyrell is the sole dynasty led by a woman, Olenna. “Commenting on Margaery’s objectification, Loras’ double life as the closeted ‘Knight of Flowers’ and Olenna’s role as resident battle-ax grandma, Tyrell imagines what these secondary characters were thinking all along,” reads a statement from the musical’s creative team. “Welcome to Highgarden, oasis of female leadership and sexual tolerance within a not-too-distant medieval patriarchy.”
The workshop will feature music direction by Paul Staroba.
Tyrell isn’t the first Game of Thrones parody musical. As previously reported, Graeme of Thrones, the proudly low-budget parody, made its U.S. premiere at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago November 1, 2018. Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical—An Unauthorized Parody debuted Off-Broadway in 2017.
The theatre connections don’t stop there. HBO’s Olenna was played by Diana Rigg, who made a triumphant return to Broadway as Mrs. Higgins in the current Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady—for which she earned a Tony nomination. Anderson is the current alternate for Eliza Doolittle in the production, playing one performance a week as the cockney flower girl.
For more information and tickets, visit DixonPlace.org.