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A poster for the production ‘Dumbledore Is So Gay’ with 5 star reviews and quotes surrounding an image of a smiling young man. He has a sticky note with a scar drawn on stuck to his forehead.

Originating & Lead Producer

Dumbledore Is So Gay


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 Jack to take. So, he pulls out his trusty Time Turner and does it all over again. Maybe this time he’ll get into Gryffindor.

Dumbledore Is So Gay is a nostalgic hug to coming of age, coming out, and growing up with Harry Potter.

Credits for 21st - 26th September 2021, Pleasance Islington


Alex Britt – Jack

Charlotte Dowding – Gemma, Sally, Madame Dubois and more

Max Percy – Ollie, Martin and more



Written by Robert Holtom
Directed by Tom Wright

Produced by Hannah Elsy Productions

Movement Director – Rachael Nanyonjo
Set and Costume Designer – Natalie Johnson
Lighting Designer – Rory Beaton
Composer and Sound Designer – Peter Wilson

Associate Lighting Designer – Catja Hamilton

Video On Demand stream filmed by Darius Shu for Silverprince Pictures



General Manager – Grace Dickson

Technical Stage Manager – Pip Snow

Carpentry – Simon Morgan

Production Illustrator – Alex Harwood

Production Photography – Alex Brenner

Press – Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Programme Design – Charlie Mackellar

Accountancy Andy Williamson for Nyman Libson Paul



Supported using public funding from Arts Council England

This production would not have been possible without the support of 23 generous individuals, who include: Callum Bennett, Peter Dudas, Margaret Elsy, John Frewin, Elizabeth Holtom, Bruce Holtom, Gill Ryland, and Mary Sharp

Production photography by Alex Brenner



★★★★★ ‘Irresistible’ – The Daily Express

★★★★★  ‘Sizzles with wit and humour’ – Broadway World

'An infectious display of optimism... I couldn't stop beaming' – The Guardian

★★★★★ 'Excellent storytelling to rival even what JK comes up with’ – Boyz Magazine

★★★★ ‘Joyous’ – The Stage


'I'll eat my sorting hat if this doesn't have further life' – Lyn Gardner for StageDoorApp

★★★★★ ‘A wonderfully poignant but uplifting play that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of anyone who sees it’ – Theatre Weekly


★★★★ ‘Robert Holtom's witty, beautiful and heartwarming play' –


★★★★ and a half ‘Extremely uplifting’ – London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ and a half ‘A sparkling coming of age comedy’ –
 The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘Deserves to be seen by the widest audience possible’ – A Younger Theatre


★★★★ 'the structure of the show is tuned to perfection' – LondonCityNights


★★★★ – ReviewsGate

‘The play is flawless’

‘Audiences laughed the whole way through, we’d love to see this show be given a future’  The
Leaky Cauldron

'The queer coming-of-age story Harry Potter fans deserve' – Pink News

‘Forget trying to get your Friday Forty tickets to Cursed Child. Dumbledore is So Gay is a play so
good you won’t need a philosopher’s stone to give you life.’
 The Play’s The Thing UK

‘Now, I am usually not the one to say it, or let alone to open a review by claiming that
something is a must-see, but… I will make an exception this time’
 Barbara Kolaric via Medium

‘An unqualified WOW for Dumbledore is So Gay’  Lou Reviews Blog

‘Witty and heartwarming’  Bespoke Black Book

I’ll eat my sorting hat if this doesn’t have further life

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