Graeme of Thrones is a parody that surpasses all wild expectations; it’s silly, crass and full of that dry British humour. Set up as a play within a play, each scene is crazier than the last.
When entering the theatre, you are greeted with a simply set stage, displaying nothing but a white draped background. The background has slits throughout, and is used expertly for transitions between scenes. Hanging from the ceiling are banners depicting houses featured in Game of Thrones. The simplicity of the background juxtaposes beautifully the bewildering antics on stage.
There are only three performers in this play, yet you feel that there are so many more with the way that Ali Brice, Libby Northedge and Michael Condron portray all the beloved characters from the HBO hit. Kudos must be given to these three actors for never missing a beat and for expertly imitating the accents of all the different characters and actors from Game of Thrones.
Art imitates life in this foolishly wonderful parody, and just like in the original HBO series, it is definitely not what one would consider “family friendly,” proven when Libby Northedge’s Bryony shouts: “families can suck my d***.”
The fun never ends in this performance, and without giving too much away, you can find everything from the Dothraki rendition of The Carpenters’ “Close To You” (more commonly known as “Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear”), to Bryony’s portrayal of Sansa and her "period" cannon.
The show is self-deprecating and full of little surprises; it is messed up hilarity that you have to see to believe.
Presented by Starvox Entertainment, Graeme of Thrones is playing at the Panasonic Theatre until Oct. 23. For more information, visit http://www.graemeofthrones.com.