Dumbledore Is So Gay (Southwark Playhouse)
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Dumbledore Is So Gay (Southwark Playhouse)
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Dumbledore Is So Gay (Southwark Playhouse) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(9 Ratings)
Positive
78%
Mixed
11%
Negative
11%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, 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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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50 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a heart-warming, funny, well-written and superbly acted play.

Don't see it if you're expecting a Harry Potter play.

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
93
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to feel nostalgic about the 90s and love a coming of age story and struggles of being out - really enjoyable watch

Don't see it if The subject matter is of zero interest

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
91
Must see, Relevant, Indulgent, Great writing, Funny

See it if you can recognise being an outcast or did struggle with your sexuality

Don't see it if youre pleased with yourself

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you grew up with the Harry Potter books/films and enjoy a queer story.

Don't see it if you haven't seen Harry Potter and want to avoid spoilers.

212 Reviews | 42 Followers
83
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if your a fan of either queer theatre or Harry potter

Don't see it if your expecting a masterpiece with lots of big effects

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
45
Confusing, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are open to watching something new and original

Don't see it if I found the writing to be a bit confusing and I didn't really connect with the piece.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you grew up wishing you could have some magical tools at your disposal, especially around coming out. and if you enjoy queer theatre

Don't see it if the above doesn’t chime with you and you’re expecting a big production

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
63
Great acting, Fluffy, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if you want an earnest and not too challenging coming of age play well acted.

Don't see it if you’re expecting something that you haven’t seen before.

Critic Reviews (4)

BroadwayWorld
August 21st, 2023

“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.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 21st, 2023

“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.”
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The Stage (UK)
August 22nd, 2023

“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.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
August 21st, 2023

“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.”
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