Robbie Savage, Russell Crowe and Isla Fisher Among Those Being Considered For Lead Role in West Ends’ Most Controversial Musical Ever, set to raise eyebrows and heart rates amongst theatre goers in London’s West End.
The edgy new theatre production is based on the hit game series, The Witcher. The Witcher: A Temerian Story is a musical adaptation of the recent PC and forthcoming Xbox 360 game, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and is set to resurrect the adult musical genre with its unique and volatile mix of sex and the supernatural against the backdrop of a dark and violent fantasy world.
Big names are already being considered for the leading role with the likes of Russell Crowe, Robbie Savage and Lost’s, Josh Holloway, being approached about the possibility of playing the monster slayer Geralt. Leading female character Triss should set pulses racing with the likes of Isla Fisher, Geri Halliwell and Mad Men star, Christina Hendricks, being invited to audition for the role of a character whose video game representation has already graced the pages of Playboy Magazine.
The Witcher: A Temerian Story, follows the story of Geralt the Riv, a professional monster slayer with supernatural abilities who is part of an elite group of warriors known as Witchers. He is wrongly accused of assassinating King Foltest of Temeria and must fight to clear his name and bring the real culprits to justice. Accompanied by his flame-haired muse, Triss Merigold, a beautiful and formidable sorceress, Geralt’s adventures through Temeria are packed with epic swordfights, unbelievable monsters and some of the raciest moments ever seen in the West End!
The Witcher: A Temerian Story will run exclusively at the House of Duchess Theatre in the West End in September before embarking on a world tour in early 2013.
The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings, on the Xbox 360 is due for release on April 17th
(Could this be an April Fools?)