British actor Charles Dance, best known for playing Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones, admitted he is “terrified” ahead of the BBC Concert Orchestra performance he will be hosting in Malta tonight.
“It’s terrifying… absolutely,” Dance said in an interview at the Excelsior Hotel. “This isn’t something I do very much. I’ve done three recitals for orchestras before but not something like this, in front of some 11,000 people while listening to these extraordinary voices. This is the talent, I’ll just go down there and waffle for a bit.”
“But listen to these people sing and this orchestra play; I get a buzz out of it but it’s terrifying.”
Dance said that working with the BBC Concert Orchestra reminds him of his time working with the cast and crew of Game of Thrones.
“Recently, there was a huge sendoff for the final season of Game of Thrones in New York and HBO invited everybody who had ever been in the series,” he said. “It was like a college reunion and it does feel like being part of a theatre company, but a bigger one.”
Tonight’s show will feature Louise Dearman (who played the roles of both Elphaba and Glinda on the West End production of Wicked), Hannah Waddingham (who played Septa Unella on Game of Thrones) and Bradley Jaden (who played Fiyero in Wicked and Javert in Les Miserables on the West End).
It will take place at the Fosos and will start at 9pm, with doors closing half an hour earlier. It is a free event but guests have been asked to book their seats in advance.
The show will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 27th September.