An all Australian ensemble cast has been assembled for the highly anticipated Sydney season of PUFFS; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic which kicks off at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from Friday 17 May 2019.
New classmates at a Certain School of Magic & Magic include Sydneysiders James Bryers (Matilda The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show) playing the role of Cedric, Adam Marks (SBS film Black Lips) as Oliver, Angelina Thomson (West Side Story on Sydney Harbour, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Megan, Kimie Tsukakoshi (SBS TV’s The Family Law, The Bureau of Magical Things) as Sally and Swings, James Haxby (Pop Up Globe) and Brooke Rayner (The Echo of the Shadow).
The Sydney season also welcomes returning cast members from last year’s Australian premiere in Melbourne, Olivia Charalambous as Susie, Daniel Cosgrove as J. Finch, Ryan Hawke as Wayne, Gareth Isaac as The Narrator, Lauren McKenna as Leanne and Resident Director, Annabelle Tudor as Hannah, and Matt Whitty as Ernie.
PUFFS; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is the sell-out sensation that has been playing in New York since December 2015. This hit Off-Broadway comedy, that was awarded the title of the longest running play in Melbourne for the past 48 years.
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.
Written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker, PUFFS 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 matinees are fun for the whole family! On Saturday (2.00pm) and Sunday (1.00pm) afternoons, the show has been slightly 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.
PUFFS; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park (Sydney)
Season: 23 May – 30 June 2019 (previews: 17 – 22 May)
For more information, visit: www.puffstheplay.com for details.
Image: Original Australian Cast of PUFFS – photo by Ben Fon