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12 Game of Thrones stars you can see on stage this winter

From Westeros to the West End...find out which Game of Thrones stars are headed for the theatre

Indira Varma, Iwan Rheon, Kit Harington and Maisie Williams
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Now that Game of Thrones has finished filming, the cast of the hit TV series is back on stages up and down the country. While we haven't included them in this list, we also want to make a shout out to Ellie Kendrick and Luke Barnes, who, while not appearing in their shows, have written two pieces that are running this winter – Hole at the Royal Court and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything which has a much-deserved run at the Bush Theatre after wowing at the Edinburgh Fringe.



Mark Gatiss
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Mark Gatiss

So far, Gatiss doesn't have the largest role in Game of Thrones, but he certainly has an influential one – representing the all-powerful yet mysterious Iron Bank who fund the Lannister armies. Gatiss is also playing a man of influence when he takes on the titular role in The Madness of George III, Alan Bennett's historical caper which follows a king who slides into mental illness. Nottingham Playhouse, 2 to 24 November



Indira Varma
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Indira Varma

Indira Varma's Ellaria Sand met something of a tragic end in the most recent series of Game of Thrones, and Varma's time in the National Theatre's Exit the King is also reaching its conclusion – you still have time to catch it before it closes. National Theatre, until 6 October



Rosabell Laurenti Sellers

Rosabell Laurenti Sellers

There are dire wolves aplenty in Game of Thrones and Sellers, who plays one of Ellaria Sand's daughters, will now be performing in Sarah DeLappe's award-winning The Wolves at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Though that piece isn't about maniacal tyrants but instead about the equally bloodthirsty world of women's football. Theatre Royal Stratford East, 24 October to 17 November



Iwan Rheon
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Iwan Rheon

Olivier Award-winner Rheon was a scene-stealer as the morally atrocious skin-flayer Ramsey Bolton in Game of Thrones, so it's nice to see him play a (slightly) less demented role in the West End production of Dawn King's Foxfinder, which opened at the Ambassadors Theatre this month. Ambassadors Theatre, until 5 January



Jonathan Pryce
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Jonathan Pryce

Pryce lent his calm, calculating demeanour to Game of Thrones when he played the pious High Sparrow for a number of seasons (until a rather explosive exit). He now features in the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's family drama The Height of the Storm, which runs at Wyndham's Theatre and also features Eileen Atkins. Wyndham's Theatre, 2 October until 1 December



Maisie Williams
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Maisie Williams

Cutting her teeth by cutting up victims on Game of Thrones as northerner-turned-assassin Arya Stark, Maisie Williams now makes her professional stage debut in I and You at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by the venue's outgoing artistic director Edward Hall. A two-hander set in a sick girl's bedroom, the show looks like it'll be a tight tearjerker with bags of pathos. Hampstead Theatre, 18 October to 24 November



Kit Harington
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Kit Harington

Jon Snow may know nothing, but we know that Kit Harington on stage is always an exciting proposition – following his successes in the likes of Doctor Faustus and War Horse. The actor now appears opposite Johnny Flynn in Sam Shepard's True West, about a family squabble that gets a bit messy. Vaudeville Theatre, 23 November to 16 February



Stephen Dillane
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Stephen Dillane

The ill-fated (though it's hard to work out who isn't ill-fated in Game of Thrones) Stannis Baratheon is played by Stephen Dillane, who will be appearing in what might become the most exclusive event in the 2019 theatre calendar – When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela written by Martin Crimp. A play all about sexual dominance and resistance, the piece, which runs in the National Theatre's Dorfman space (the smallest on offer) will sell like hotcakes so be prepared to make a mad dash for tickets. National Theatre, dates tbc



Tara Fitzgerald
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Tara Fitzgerald

From one Baratheon to another! Tara Fitzgerald played the Stannis' wife Selyse, who has a pretty rubbish time accompanying her husband while he attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. Thankfully she'll likely have a bit less of a brutal, war-filled time opposite Robert Lindsay in Rattigan's In Praise of Love, which opens in Bath. Ustinov Studio, 3 October to 3 November



Jim Broadbent
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Jim Broadbent

We're expecting very very very interesting things from Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matter judging by some of the stories about the show and the fact that it's described as "as dangerous, twisted and funny as his National Theatre and Broadway hit The Pillowman". Jim Broadbent stars, following his brief appearance as an archmaester at the Citadel in Game of Thrones. Bridge Theatre, 12 October to 6 January



Tom Brooke
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Tom Brooke

Brooke has had a series of cracking TV roles recently including Bodyguard and Preacher, but he also had a pivotal part in Game of Thrones as Lothar Frey, responsible for the brutal massacre at the Red Wedding. Brooke, rather than murdering a bunch at folk at a wedding, is appearing in the stage adaptation of 2012 film Berberian Sound Studio, directed by Tom Scutt. Though given the nature of that horror film, Scutt's show could be equally gory. Donmar Warehouse, 8 February to 30 March 2019



Alexandra Dowling
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Alexandra Dowling

Though perhaps more well known for her role in The Musketeers, Alexandra Dowling also pops up at the Game of Thrones Red Wedding as well – as the bride Roslin Frey. She now joins Tom Burke in a new production of Schiller's Don Carlos, which opens at Exeter Northcott before touring. Exeter Northcott from 11 to 20 October, then tour to Southampton and Kingston

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