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Fringe Review: Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody @ Assembly George Square Studios

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 Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is a fresh, fast-paced and funny show that will have you crying with laughter.

 

Don’t be fooled by the fact Harry Potter is a children’s book, this musical parody certainly isn’t a show for kids. With smutty jokes and adult humour it carries a 14+ rating. What's more, this is not a cheap tribute show with the Harry Potter name lazily slapped on to gain attention. The writing is clever and witty while the singing is exceptional.

 

Potter fans will naturally love this musical but you don’t need to be knowledgeable of the wizarding world to enjoy the show. This musical is set in a time before Harry Potter was born, with the character of teenage Tom Riddle the focal point. Who was he before he became Lord Voldemort and what made him so evil? 

As well as some favourite characters from the books, including Hagrid and Moaning Myrtle, there are original characters, too. Muffin, played by the affable Fiona Landers, is by far a stand out new character, mostly due to her incredible love song to bread. Another is Leeroy (Eric Michaud) the talking owl whose observations are hilarious.

The combination of the Harry Potter world and musical theatre is excellent and the only thing that would make this one hour show better is if it was longer.


Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is at Assembly George Square Studios at 5pm until August 27th. For tickets and more information click here.

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