Game of Thrones stage show: when will the production come to the West End - and who is in the cast?

Game of Thrones is set to have its turn under the lights of the West End and Broadway with a new stage production based on the best-selling books and hit TV series

The show will be developed by creator George RR Martin, playwright Dunan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke.

Following on from the success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the yet untitled stage show will tell a new part of the Game of Thrones story on stage before the book.

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Here’s everything we know about the Game of Thrones stage show so far.

The show will be developed by creator George RR Martin, playwright Dunan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

What is the Game of Thrones stage show about?

The new Game of Thrones stage show will depict a crucial gathering in the fantasy world, set more than a decade before the events of the novels and the hit TV series.

The show will be set during a grand jousting tournament that would help set the subsequent events in motion.

Some characters who feature in the books and TV series, including Robert Baratheon and Jaime Lannister, were present at the tournament.

In a statement released by the show, it said: “The production will boast a story centred around love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now.”

George RR Martin said in a statement: “The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace.”

“Few in Westeros knew the carnage to come when highborn and smallfolk alike gathered at Harrenhal to watch the finest knights of the realm compete in a great tourney, during the Year of the False Spring.

“It is a tourney oft referred during HBO’s Game of Thrones, and in my novels, A Song of Ice & Fire … and now, at last, we can tell the whole story ... on the stage.”

When will the Game of Thrones production open?

There is no exact date for when the Game of Thrones production will open.

The production company and George RR Martin have revealed the show will launch in the UK, the US and Australia in 2022.

Who are the director and writer of the Game of Thrones show?

Director Dominic Cooke was artistic director of London's Royal Court Theatre from 2007-13 and directed The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, a TV adaptation of a series of Shakespeare's plays.

The director said: “One of George's inspirations for the original books was Shakespeare's history plays, so the material lends itself naturally to the theatre.

“Duncan MacMillan and I are having a great time digging into the dynastic power struggles at the heart of George's extraordinary imaginative world - and he has been hugely generous and supportive towards both of us."

Playwright Duncan MacMillan is a English born playwright who has written Lungs, People, Places and Things, and the stage adaptation of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.