Dumbledore Is So Gay (Southwark Playhouse) London Reviews and Tickets
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting
About the Show
Robert Holtom's award-winning play about sexuality, coming of age, and growing up in the age of Harry Potter.
Being Jack isn't easy. He's secretly in love with his best friend Ollie, is dodging bullies, and has been sorted into Hufflepuff by an online Hogwarts House quiz. When it all gets too much, he pulls out a Time-Turner with the hopes of getting it right the second time around. Maybe he’ll get into Gryffindor this time...
'Dumbledore Is So Gay' has received the VAULT Festival Origins Award and an OffWestEnd.com short-run commendation, and returns to London after successful runs at VAULT Festival and Pleasance Islington.
“Tom Wright’s sparkly but unvariegated production certainly has its moments. Despite the undeniable warmth that emanates throughout, some sections feel sluggish, plagued by visual repetitiveness and a handful of jokes that don’t land...No doubt streamlining the script’s over-bloated final section would let it pack a stronger punch and garner a greater sense of joy.”
“Over-conceptualising aside, this is a sweet, sincere and frequently very funny play...Tom Wright’s 75-minute production is slickly paced, with judicious use of lighting to switch location, time period and mood...Ultimately more nostalgic than ground-breaking, but the gentle optimism in looking to a better future holds its own kind of magic.”
“Despite the show’s humorous, frequently silly tone, Holtom’s script is far from simplistic...Director Tom Wright sets a lively pace here, letting scenes bleed fluidly together without losing momentum.”
“Wholly sparkling, the show has a magical sheen to it...Excellent direction from Tom Wright really allows these fantastic actors to show off their talent. A tangible chemistry between the trio pulls you in and allows to sit with them in the moment...I would recommend this play to nearly everyone I know, and wish I had my own time-turner to experience it for the first time all over again.”