Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of PUFFS! PUFFS is the story of the Hufflepuffs of Hogwarts (or the Puffs so there is no copyright infringement lol!) While Harry, Ron and Hermione are off having adventures, facing You Know Who and saving the school, what is happening to the Puffs who just want to get on with school, and try not to die?
I went with my 20 year old son, who was a mad Harry Potter fan when he was younger and it was hands down the funniest thing we have seen in ages. It has so many loving references to both the Harry Potter books and movies, as well as a whole lot of other ‘nerd culture’ references. You’ll fall in love with Wayne and you’ll laugh til your sides hurt and cry when the Puffs lose their one hope at glory, Cedric Diggory.
My son said it was even better than Book of Mormon, that’s how great it was.
So here’s the official summary:
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of The Puffs who just happened to be there too. PUFFS is a comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story.
PUFFS gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. It takes a second look at everyone’s favourite world of wizards through the eyes of The Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits.
PUFFS is written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. It features production and costume design by Madeleine Bundy, original lighting design by Herrick Goldman, sound design by Matt Cox and original music by Brian Hoes.
PUFFS is produced by TEG Live in association with Tilted Windmills Theatricals, John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter.
PUFFS matinees are fun for the whole family! On Saturday (2.00pm) and Sunday (1.00pm) afternoons, the show has been lightly transfigured so that wizards aged 8 and above can share in the magic of PUFFS, and parents can relax knowing their kids won’t learn any new curses.
So take the kids if you want, but really, it’s such a fun night out for any adult that loves Harry Potter that I’d leave them at home if you can get away with it.
Previews: Friday 17 May – Wednesday 22 May 2019
Opening Night: Thursday 23 May 2019
Season Dates: Thursday 23 May 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019
Performances: Tuesdays – Fridays, 8.00pm
Saturdays 2.00pm* & 8.00pm
Sundays 1.00pm* & 5:30pm
Venue: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney
Ticket bookings: ticketek.com.au
Ticket Prices: General Tickets from $49.90 plus booking fees