With Game of Thrones mania at a fever pitch with the start of Season 7, the time is right for the return of a show that Vancouver can’t seem to get enough of: Game of Thrones Live. The show did so well in its initial 2014 run at the Rio Theatre that it came back the following year.
An NSFW melange of burlesque, comedy, music and the occasional sword fight, Game of Thrones Live is the brainchild of Tourettes Without Regrets. The performers and creators of the long-running Bay Area underground showcase have put together a brand new show for 2017: Game of Thrones: Hodor Rises. The adults-only burlesque show is coming to the Rio for two performances, Aug. 4 & 5.
Game of Thrones Live: Hodor Rises features all new acts, as well as everything that fans of the show have come to expect, including characters from the HBO series and George R.R. Martin’s books as you’ve never seen them. Even Martin himself puts in an appearance. In addition, the new show promises to climax with what organizers are calling “an anarchic gameshow starring the entire crowd!”
Game of Thrones Live features performers the “outstandingly creative and completely insane” (SF Weekly) Tourettes Without Regrets, the longest-running variety show in the Bay Area, and three-time winner of a Best of the Bay award. To fill out the cast, they’ll draw on performers from the ranks of Vancouver’s burlesque community, including Little Miss Risk, Melody Mangler, and Cherry On Top. Jamie DeWolf (HBO, NPR’s Performer of the Year) hosts.
Get your tickets early, because if previous runs are any indication, this one’s going to sell out fast.
Game of Thrones Live: The Hodor Rises
August 4 & 5 at the Rio Theatre (1661 E. Broadway)
Doors: 7 p.m., show: 8 p.m.
Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
Tickets are $ 20 advance at riotheatretickets.ca and $ 25 at the door.