Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody: Assembly George Square Studios One, Edinburgh
Reviewed 23rd August 2019
Edinburgh is full of links to the famous Harry Potter. Loved world-wide, the young boy wizard has been the basis for many shows but what about Voldemort? Who was he before he was evil? What made him turn to the dark arts? Well Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody aims to educate us all. Featuring some of the well-loved characters including Tom Riddle,Moaning Myrtle and Hagrid this parody is hilarious. The plot is very well written and doesn’t rely on having fanatical knowledge to fully understand the action onstage, actually even audience members who have little knowledge of Harry Potter will easily understand and enjoy this production. The characters are funny and energetic with brilliant references to the original Harry Potter series.
Whilst the musical numbers may not be the most memorable, they are performed excellently, with energy and perfect characterisation. The unique characters and the plot is well-written and, despite its short length, draw to a superb conclusion. The language and some of the themes are quite adult, lots of swearing and some sexual references, so definitely one for the older Harry Potter fans however it is not overly crass or crude.
Certainly unique, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is superb fun and performed by a talented cast of 7 performers who give their all on the stage. Featuring an original and clever storyline this parody has funny gags, well-written songs and a pacy plot. Better yet, you don’t have to be a Harry Potter nerd to enjoy it. Sit back and prepare to be spellbound by Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody at this years Fringe.
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is continuing to tour the UK and has some dates in London in the Autumn so don’t miss it! Click here to find out further.