Ever wondered what a big budget video game musical might look like? You're about to see as a musical based on The Witcher is set to open this November in Poland. Take a quick look at some footage from rehearsals so far and continue on for details:
For those that don't know, the now iconic game series has roots in the Polish fantasy series Wiedzmin which chronicles the adventures of Geralt of Rivia over a series of short stories. So technically, this production (also named Wiedzmin) is based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, but considering the video games are an adaptation of his novels, this is still a Witcher musical.
The production is rather large and features a full orchestra, a maximum of 51 people on stage at one time, acrobats, dancers...you name it. The musical takes place over the course of five short stories which features characters like Geralt, Ciri, and Yeneffer all along for the ride.
Unfortunately, it appears this stage performance is for Polish eyes only as it begins its run in November and will continue all the way with four performances a month up until May. Even if it were to have a run outside of its home country, one has to imagine considerable work would need to be done to translate the script to any language outside of Polish. That said, would you still watch it as is if it came to your town?