A lonely Queen sits atop the Iron Throne, but her kingdom is under threat from all sides. The final fight between the Lannisters, Starks and Targaryens is about to go down and everyone will probably die – die laughing that is.
On April 26 Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) opens Throne and Games – The Last Laugh at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. This is the last ‘season’ in VTS’ comedy trilogy that started with Throne and Games – Laughter is Coming in 2015 and continued with Throne and Games – A Chance of Snow in 2016.
The satirical parody, loosely based on HBO’s popular TV series, will feature some familiar characters along with myriad unexpected plot twists as suggested by the audience. No two performances of a show can ever be the same because of this key element. As in its TV inspiration, the audience has no idea what to expect next, and…, neither do the cast.
VTS improvisers are master actors – creating the plot line, developing characters and dialogue all on the spot based on audience involvement and suggestions. It’s this unpredictability that adds to the humour of every performance and has audiences returning to see different performances of the same show again and again.
With a new scenario mapped out by popular ensemble members Graeme Duffy and Denise Jones, a murderous cast of characters, an innovative set by Mo Sherwood and more plot twists than the original TV show; this all-new production comes with a severe hilarity warning – attendance could lead to sore sides from laughing.
Which of the characters will have the last laugh and sit triumphant on the Iron Throne? Who knows? You’ll have to come and see for yourself to find out.
Throne and Games – The Last Laugh runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. April 26 through June 15 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets, starting as low as $10.75 are on sale now at vtsl.com
About Vancouver TheatreSports™:
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of dramatic elements coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. Voted Vancouver’s #1 Improv Comedy Company (2018, 2017 & 2016 ‘Best of Vancouver Awards’), Vancouver TheatreSports™ is a well-respected international leader in the improvisation art form – entertaining more than 65,000 people per year through 11 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island. The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge tucked in the back of The Improv Centre, offers specialty cocktails to complement the productions in addition to a full menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. As The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility, patrons are welcome to take their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show. In addition, VTSL owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – a theatre school offering improv and acting classes from beginner through professional level. VTS’ corporate training division, Improv for Business, provides numerous team-building and leadership workshops for a portfolio of blue chip clients. Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel. For more information on Vancouver TheatreSports™, please visit the following platforms:
- Website: www.vtsl.com
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