PUFFS Will Become Longest Running Play in Melbourne
PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has today (17th July 2018) announced a FINAL extension to its season at the Alex Theatre St Kilda. It will now play an additional two weeks, concluding its record smashing Melbourne run on Sunday 12th August 2018.
PUFFS will not just become the longest running play in Melbourne this century by the time the season concludes, it will actually be the longest running play in Melbourne for the past 48 years! Noted theatre historian Frank van Straten confirmed that not since the famous season of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at the original Playbox Theatre has a play run as long. That season commenced on 3rd June 1969 and closed on 7th February 1970.
The PUFFS season at the Alex Theatre St Kilda, will have notched up 92 performances over the course of its 11.5 week season, which commenced on 26th May 2018, and wraps up on 12th August 2108. In the coming weeks, it will soon surpass War Horse that ran for 10 weeks in Melbourne from 23rd December 2012 through 3rd March 2013.
Meanwhile the New York production of PUFFS continues its record breaking run at New World Stages, celebrating 500 performances this coming Saturday, 21st July 2018.
Audiences and critics have been overwhelmingly united in their response to PUFFS since the show opened to rave reviews and continues to receive 5star praise from all those who experience its hilarity night after night.
PUFFS continues its remarkable success with eight performances each week including two weekend matinees designated "family friendly" for ages 8 and above with evening performances recommended for audiences aged 15 years and above.
From Tuesday 17th July tickets will be on sale via Ticketek through the end of PUFFS record-breaking Melbourne season on 12th August 2018.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of The Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
PUFFS is a wizard inspired comedy play which gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school.
The PUFFS cast features Keith Brockett, Zenya Carmellotti, Olivia Charalambous, Daniel Cosgrove, Ryan Hawke, Gareth Isaac, Lauren McKenna, Eva Seymour, David Todman, Annabelle Tudor, Tammy Weller, Matthew Whitty and Rob Mills.
PUFFS is written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker. It features set, costume, and prop design by Madeleine Bundy, original lighting design by Herrick Goldman, sound design by Matt Cox and original music by Brian Hoes.