Coldplay has teamed up with the cast of Game Of Thrones to turn the popular show into a musical. At least for a pretend 12 minute video for NBC’s Red Nose Day.
Red Nose Day is a 3-hour fundraising telecast that raises money for various children’s charities. Some of the participating charities included Boys & Girls Clubs Of America, United Way, Save The Children, Feeding America, The Global Fund, and more. Additionally, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were heavily involved in donating. So far, $21 million has been raised and donations will continue for 30 more days, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The event featured various celebrities and the band Coldplay along with several cast members from Game Of Thrones teamed up for what was one of the most talked about highlights of the night. Liam Neeson narrates the documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the musical. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, declares, “this is the best idea we’ve ever had.”
While Chris Martin’s confidence in the project never waivers, it had a rocky start. Game Of Thrones actors Mark Addy, Diana Rigg, and Emilia Clarke all discuss what a horrible idea it is. Emilia Clarke compares it to Titanic, the boat not the movie.
Unfazed by these early opinions, Chris Martin invites the entire cast of Game Of Thrones to be in the musical. Only two cast members show up. Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Snow and was quite excited to be there and Mark Addy, who plays, Robert Baratheon and was definitely not a huge fan of the idea.
The musical takes a turn for the better when Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) shows up and gets other cast members to come with the help of some free food. Harrington gets to sing a parody of “Wild Thing” called “Wildling” to Rose Leslie (Ygritte) hinting at their onscreen romance. Rheon and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) share a hug and a song about torture that alludes to their character’s storylines.
John Bradley-West (Samwell Tarly) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) have a tense moment over chicken nuggets and everyone comes together for a group member about the Red Wedding. The piece is so inspiring Martin declares the musical will win a Tony.
Clarke decides the project is amazing and gets a solo entitled “Rastafarian Targaryen” a reggae take on her character with lyrics like, “Call me Daenerys Targaryen when you want to reach me, and if you feel the love then you can call me Khalessi.” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) sings the ballad “Closer To Home” which earns the title of being Coldplay’s first song about incest. With lyrics like, “Are you thinking about Joffrey? Such a spirited lad. I was his uncle, I was also his dad,” Coster-Waldau believes it could be a hit. Peter Dinklage steals the show with his song about his character, Tyrion Lannister, staying alive called “A Man For All Seasons.”
Unfortunately for Chris Martin, George R.R. Martin does not give his approval on the musical and it’s cancelled before it even begins and Coldplay goes back to the drawing board. It ends with Liam Neeson getting on board to do Taken: On Ice! You can watch the entire clip below.