Australian Premiere of PUFFS Begins this Spring

Australian Premiere of PUFFS Begins this Spring

Some people are born with the capacity to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to defeat the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. PUFFS is the story of the people who sit in class next to those people.

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 play has been called "a fast paced romp" by The New York Times and a "Potter comedy of epic proportions" by Time Out New York. It will have its Australian premiere at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda on 31 May, 2018 with previews commencing 26 May, 2018. Tickets will be available for purchase via Ticketek.

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.

A play for anyone who has NEVER been destined to save the world, PUFFS is a Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else's story.

PUFFS gives you 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.

Meet Wayne (Ryan Hawkes), a very average Australian boy who finds out he is a wizard and that wizards are real. Wayne and his new friends Megan (Eva Seymour) and Oliver (Keith Brockett) try to keep their heads down and get a basic wizarding education, while a certain other famous boy - with a very peculiar-shaped scar on his forehead - sets out to make life at school increasingly eventful.

When PUFFS debuted in New York in 2015, it was celebrated as "a tremendous comedic feast" by The New York Theatre Review. Hypable called it "totally awesome...come prepared to laugh, but also to cry." Nerdist commented that PUFFS "Never goes more than a minute without a laugh!"

The show was praised by Entertainment Weekly as "packed with knowing winks to its source material and a heart all its own" and by The Huffington Post for its "rip-roaring staging, wit and delightful theatrical craft."

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.

The original New York production has been updated for this Australian premiere by Matt Cox and Kristin McCarthy Parker, both of whom are traveling down under to bring this piece to life for local audiences with a whole new company of local actors. The full company of 13 actors will be announced soon.

AAMI is offering their customers an exclusive pre-sale from 10am, Tuesday 13 March until 11am Friday 16 March with tickets on sale to the general public from 11am Friday 16 March.

Ticket Information and bookings:
Ticket Prices: All Previews $49.90; General Tickets from $69.90

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