By Robert Holtom


Hannah Elsy Productions

Supported by Arts Council England, The Pleasance & Union Theatre

The Stage

“Sizzles with wit and humour”
Broadway World

“A sparkling coming of age comedy”
The Reviews Hub

The Daily Express

“I’ll eat my sorting hat if this doesn’t have further life”
Lyn Gardner for StageDoor

“Deserves to be seen by the widest audience possible”
A Younger Theatre

“A witty, beautiful and heartwarming play”

“An infectious display of optimism… I couldn’t stop beaming”
The Guardian


“Excellent storytelling to rival even what JK comes up with”
Boyz Magazine

“A wonderfully poignant but uplifting play that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of anyone who sees it”
Theatre Weekly

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.

Creative Team & Cast

Writer Robert Holtom
Director Tom Wright
Designer Natalie Johnson
Sound Designer and Composer Peter Wilson
Lighting Designer Rory Beaton
Associate Lighting Designer Catja Hamilton
Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Stage Manager Pip Snow
Carpenter Simon Morgan
Executive Producer Hannah Elsy
General Manager Grace Dickson
Videographer Darius Shu for Silverprince Pictures
PR Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Cast Alex Britt, Charlotte Dowding & Max Percy

Project History

Dumbledore Is So Gay premiered at VAULT Festival in early 2020, selling out its running and receiving a bevy of five-star reviews, including Mugglenet calling the show “flawless”. The show was then picked up by Hannah Elsy Productions, who took it to The Pleasance main house in September 2021. GDP came on board as general manager to support the smooth running of the production.

Photography Alex Brenner
Key Art Alex Harwood