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Thrones! The Musical Parody (Baby Wants Candy)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016


‘Game of Thrones’ is such a huge phenomenon that you could slap its name on a roped-off turd and it would still attract avid fans for a look. So it’s refreshing to discover that this parody musical is so much better than it ever had to be. ‘Thrones!’ is jam packed with clever jokes, visual gags, catchy songs and a lot of heart, clearly coming from a place of love for the TV show and books. Every member of the cast is excellent and hilarious, but Chris Grace’s touching ode to a popular bygone character is a complete stand-out. Its source material might often be bleak, but this fan service musical is anything but.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]