Hannah Elsy Productions
with Jon Kingsley presents

Dumbledore Is So Gay

by Robert Holtom
16 AUG - 23 SEP 2023

Ticket Prices:
£26.50 | £21 concessions | All previews £16
Pioneers' Preview (16 Aug) £7.50

It ain’t easy being Jack. He got sorted into Hufflepuff using the official online quiz, hates studying French, and is in love with his best friend Ollie. Dodging bullies, keeping secrets and trying to get the guy is too much for him to take. So, he changes his story one spellbinding moment at a time in pursuit of making the world a little more magical. Maybe this time he’ll get into Gryffindor.

Winner of the VAULT Festival Origins Award and an short run commendation, the play is returning to the London stage after successful runs at VAULT Festival and Pleasance Islington: advance booking highly recommended.

Disclaimer: 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.

An infectious display of optimism… I couldn’t stop beaming.” Kate Wyver for The Guardian
Charmed the damn pants off me.” @mrJamesGraham
★★★★★ “Sizzles with wit and humour.” Broadway World
★★★★★  “Irresistible.” The Daily Express
★★★★★  “Uproariously funny… wonderfully poignant.” Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ “Bafflingly good.” Mickey Jo Theatre

FREE Post Show Q&A Event – Wednesday 23 August

Join Terri Paddock for a free post-show Q&A on Wednesday 23 August. Bring along your questions for the cast, writer and other creatives, and get ready to find out more about the show and the people who made it!


Venue: Borough SE1

Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 75 minutes.

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.

Recommended for ages 14+.

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

The performance on Monday 11th September at 8pm will be a relaxed performance.



The Company

Alex Britt
Charlotte Dowding
Martin Sarreal
Tom Wright
Rachael Nanyonjo
Natalie Johnson
Rory Beaton
Peter Wilson
Jennifer Davis
Hannah Elsy Productions
Jon Kingsley
Adele Curtis
Harry Fernley-Brown for New Wolf Productions

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The performance on Monday 11th September at 8pm will be a relaxed performance.

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

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Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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