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Game Of Thrones play aims to bring Westeros to Broadway, West End in 2023

The play will tell the story of the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place 16 years before the Thrones series on HBO, and will feature characters including Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister who were popular in the TV series.

Game Of Thrones play aims to bring Westeros to Broadway, West End in 2023

FILE PHOTO: 71st Primetime Emmy Awards - Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 22, 2019 - George R.R. Martin (C) and the cast and crew of Game of Thrones poses backstage with their award for Outstanding Drama Series. REUTERS/Monica Almeida/File Photo

Game Of Thrones and the fictional world of Westeros will come to life in a stage play that producers said on Tuesday (Mar 30) they hope to bring to Broadway, London's West End and Australia starting in 2023.

The play will tell the story of the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place 16 years before the "Game of Thrones" series on HBO. It will feature characters, including Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister who were popular in the TV series.

The tournament was mentioned in the original series and in George RR Martin's novels, A Song Of Ice And Fire, which inspired the show.

"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," Martin said in a statement.

"Now, at last, we can tell the whole story," added Martin, who is working with playwright Duncan MacMillan on the stage production.

READ: The Crown's Matt Smith to play Targaryen prince in Game Of Thrones spinoff

Game Of Thrones, a medieval fantasy series, was a global phenomenon for HBO, a unit of AT&T Inc. The network is developing several Game Of Thrones TV prequels as well, including House Of The Dragon, which is set 300 years before the original series.

(Source: Reuters)

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