Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

It is a wizarding-world extravaganza, flourished with unforgivable curses, witty humour and muggle-worthy entertainment. A must see for Harry Potter fans. 

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

As a huge Harry Potter fan, this musical hit all the right notes. From subtle mentions and easter eggs referencing the minor plot details of the movies and books, to full scale deviations and anecdotes referencing major storylines and themes that make up this franchise, it was a treat for muggles and wizards alike.

Set in 1942 during WW2, it follows Tom Riddle and the young teenage representatives of the Hogwart’s Houses as it plays out the parts of the books and the movies that haven’t been entirely explained. Just exactly how did Riddle end up so bad? How did the ghosts of Hogwarts come to be? It's humorous and comedic, completely ripping off the wizarding world whilst managing to appease fans at the same time.

We see Tom Riddle before he became Voldemort and see how the ideas of his eventual evil deeds first become planted in his brain. We see him as an awkward teenager, alienated from his fellow classmates as we explore magic, superficial manipulation and well, the worries and trivialities that every young high school student experiences, magic or no-maj.

If you’ve ever wanted to see Hagrid sing opera, now is his time to finally shine. If you want to see Riddle concoct his malicious plans in the form of a love duet, then come see this show. Watch out for the cameos too, as there may be some appearances from some characters you didn’t expect!

There is Potter parody galore, everything from incantations, Dumbledore jokes to house rivalry. The songs and musical elements are performed to perfection, it will have you clapping along, laughing along and loving every minute of it.

If you’ve wanted to see a top-level fan-fiction and are crying out to find out more about Moaning Mrytle, Hagrid and Dumbledores younger backstory then now is your chance. It expands on our glimpses of the young Tom Marvolo Riddle that we see in the books and the films, developed into an hour-long theatrical piece. There are parseltongue jokes a-plenty, Slytherin supporters and Nagini antics that won’t disappoint.

The music is wonderful, perfectly matched to the wizard world. The jokes quick and well-delivered whilst the lyrics are clever and fitting. The twist on the characters we know and love only adds to the charm of this parody musical and means it is guaranteed to be enjoyed by everyone.

It explores what it means to be a teenager, with a couple of death threats, murders and torturous spells thrown in for good measure. It's a high-school comedy with a twist, as the magic and spells mix themselves in amongst the heightened hormones and teenage angst. There’s ample mentions of Harry Potter folklore and parody to keep even the most hardcore of fans entertained whilst it's accessible enough to enjoy even if you haven’t read a single page of the book or watched any of the movies. It's fun and frivolous, with some surprising twists and turns along the way. At the same time it plays on our own knowledge to make comedic storylines and inevitable wrongdoings.

If you love a good comedy musical go see this. If you are a Harry Potter fan you have to go see this. It delivers on every level. Raise your butterbeer, grab your pink umbrellas, jump on your motorcyle and come see this show! Even muggles will enjoy it!

Header Image Credit: Assembly Festival


Mary Strickson

Mary Strickson Contributor

I love writing, blogging and reviewing on Voice and other online publications, covering a range of topics but I especially love the arts, activism, film and theatre. When I am not writing I work as an events photographer and artist/illustrator, as well as running workshops in schools and the community, mostly with young people. I'm also a huge history nerd, have a History BA, Art History MA and work in heritage. I love comics, superheroes and anything sci-fi.

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