With all the success surrounding Game of Thrones in the past several years, it is no surprise that the HBO series will soon hit the stage as a Broadway-style musical! Not.
And quite frankly, from the looks of the hilarious sketch uploaded by Coldplay onto YouTube, we are thankful that the critically acclaimed series is not actually having its name smeared by the questionable score composed by the British band.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, the video begins with Coldplay writing the score for “a full Broadway stage production” of Game of Thrones, starring none other than the original television cast members themselves. Unfortunately, the few cast members that show up have absolutely no confidence in the project, save for one visibly excited Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton).
The Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), was quick to give the musical a thumbs down, saying that it reminded her of “Titanic. But not in terms of the successful movie; in terms of the unsuccessful boat.”
However, things turns around when Kit Harington (Jon Snow) turns up and persuades other cast members to join in. Notably, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) first bumps into Rheon upon his arrival, and the two exchange tense stares (Rheon’s character is personally responsible for castrating and torturing Allen’s character on television) before they ecstatically run into each other’s arms for a bromance moment.
‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’, taglined ‘Coldplay is Coming’ and ‘You Sing or You Die’, features songs such as:
- “Wildling”, a rock number performed by Harrington to a very supportive and approving Rose Leslie (Ygritte)
- an acoustic number by Rheon and Allen, with backing vocals by Charlotte Hope (Ramsay’s lover, Myranda)
- “Red Wedding”, a serious piece sung passionately by a chorus of the GoT cast
- “Rastafarian Targaryen”, a reggae song performed by Clarke (who is now totally psyched about the musical)
- “Closer to Home”, an incestuous love ballad sung by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) to pictures of Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
- “A Man for All Seasons (Still Goin’ Strong)”, performed by Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) with a team of female back-up singers
But just when everything seemed to be heading in the right direction, GoT writer George R.R. Martin refuses to grant rights to the other Martin (as in Chris, Coldplay’s lead singer) and the GoT musical is shut down.
But no worries; Coldplay is moving on to their other projects, including ‘Downton Abbey: The Opera’, ‘Breaking Bad: The Ballet’ and ‘Taken: On Ice’, which Neeson seems to be game for.
This 12-minute sketch is meant to raise donations for Red Nose Day US., a campaign in which celebrities collaborate to raise funds for nonprofit organisations helping children.