Dumbledore Is So Gay - Southwark Playhouse

Dumbledore Is So Gay Tickets

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
Booking to 23 September 2023
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★★★★★ “Irresistible… A punchy ode to teenage angst, this gloriously camp coming of age tale is catnip for Potterheads” – The Express

Award-winning comedy Dumbledore Is So Gay is coming to the Southwark Playhouse Borough this summer.

This nostalgia-fuelled homage to Harry Potter, coming out and coming of age in the early 2000s is written by Robert Holtom, and stars Alex Britt (Black Mirror, EastEnders, F**King Men) as Jack, Charlotte Dowding (Splintered, Wind and the Willows) as Gemma and Martin Sarreal as Ollie (Tammy Faye, Corrina Corrina, Sin).

Winner of the VAULT Festival Origins Award, Dumbledore Is So Gay is a sentimental hug to coming of age, coming out and growing up as a fanboy.

Dumbledore Is So Gay will play Southwark Playhouse Borough from 16 August to 23 September 2023.

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What's the story of Dumbledore Is So Gay?

Life is far from straight for Jack. He was sorted into Hufflepuff, hates studying French, and is in love with his best mate Ollie. He’s dodging bullies worse than Slytherins and living in the metaphorical closet under the stairs, all whilst struggling with unrequited love. When it all gets too much, he takes out his time turner and decides to change his story one spellbinding moment at a time – maybe this time he’ll get the guy and end up in Gryffindor.

Who is in the cast of Dumbledore Is So Gay?

Starring Alex Britt as Jack, Charlotte Dowding as Gemma, and Martin Sarreal as Ollie.

Who are the creative team of Dumbledore Is So Gay?

Written by Robert Holtom, and directed by Tom Wright.

Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo; Set And Costume Design Natalie Johnson; Lighting Design Rory Beaton; Sound Design Peter Wilson; Associate Director Jennifer Davis; Producer Hannah Elsy Productions; Co-producer Jon Kingsley; Production Marketeer Adele Curtis; Production Management Harry Fernley-brown For New Wolf Productions.

Reviews of Dumbledore Is So Gay

Reviews from previous venues

★★★★★ “Irresistible” The Express
★★★★★ “Sizzles with wit and humour” Broadway World
★★★★★ “Uproariously funny… wonderfully poignant” Theatre Weekly
“An infectious display of optimism… I couldn’t stop beaming” - The Guardian
“Charmed the damn pants off me” - James Graham

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 September 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
75 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes


Dumbledore Is So Gay is not set in, nor does it feature any characters or plotlines from, the Wizarding World. Nor is it authorised, sanctioned, licenced or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Brothers or anyone associated with the Wizarding World franchise.


Contains homophobia, strong language, sex references and themes of racism, suicide and sexual assault.


No interval and no re-entry. We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

Ticket Information

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