Baby Wants Candy have managed to condense the TV show (not the books) of Game of Thrones into just one hour. There’s time to imagine the series’ ending too.
Expect spoilers, sex and death. It’s inconceivable to me that anyone would go to a Game of Thrones inspired parody and not expect spoilers, sex and death but this is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and that means inconceivable is served on toast and munched for breakfast.
Throughout all the spoilers, sex and death there’s singing and laughter. The musical starts as a group of friends gather to watch the Game of Thrones, next season, premier at a friend’s apartment. Shocker. It turns out she’s never seen GoT before and concludes she has no interest in it.
What’s the solution to the crisis? The owner of the TV isn’t into Game of Thrones? The answer is simple; use the remaining time between now at the start of the TV episode to do a song-and-dance abridged version of the show, catch everyone up and watch the next episode together.
At a glance Baby Wants Candy look like a motley crew. There’s less than a dozen stageside and so expect them each to play a few characters. They can sing, though, and that’s what matters and they do a wonderful job at bringing to life some very clever writing.
And yeah, this isn’t canon Game of Thrones, expect as many oversimplifications and out-right deviations from the plot as there are spoilers. It’s only natural and pretty funny too.
Overall? Thrones! The Musical lacks polish (and perhaps budget) but the whirlwind tour of Game of Thrones is funny, true to form and even manages to be surprisingly touching when it wants to. Recommended.