The Next Stop of “The Throne without a Seal” is London's West End Theatre

Art & Culture
2023-02-01 08:31:20

Ulaanbaatar, February 1 /MONTSAME/. “The Throne without a Seal” (‘Tamgagui tur in Mongolian’) is a well-known tragedy about the twisted struggle for succession to the throne of the Hun Dynasty, written in 1998 by the Mongolian famous writer B. Lkhagvasuren. In 2022, the new stage version of the play was directed by the Director of Hero Entertainment B. Baatar. 

Hun Empire, this colorful theatrical performance is inspired by stunning visual forms of archeological artifacts from the extended Hun period of Mongolian history, from the rites and dance culture of nomadic tribes and traditional music of Central Asia.  

“The Throne without a Seal” opened its grand drape for the 100th time in August 2022. Since its opening, the play has performed 117 times on the National Academic Drama Theatre stage for 68,074 domestic and foreign viewers, becoming the most-watched play of all time in Mongolia. According to a reliable source, when the number of performances and viewers reached 70 and 40740, the total earnings of the play hit MNT 5 billion. 

The next stop of “The Throne without a Seal” is London’s West End Theatre, where it will be performed under the name "The Mongol Khan." The West End theatre is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world, and one of the most visited international theatre by tourists.  

The tragedy was presented to foreign viewers with simultaneous translation in different languages, including English, Chinese, and Korean. Specifically, the English version of the play by translator E. Sodontogos is now being adapted for the stage at London’s West End theatre.  

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