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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 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 slapped on for attention. The writing is clever and witty with high-quality production throughout. 


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

As well as 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 character, mostly due to her incredible love song to bread. Another new character is Leeroy (Eric Michaud) the talking owl who is hilarious. 

The combination of Harry Potter and musical theatre is excellent and the only thing that would make this show better is if it was longer; the acting and singing is exceptional, this is by far a West End quality show.

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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