Jul
3
2022

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Arts, Musical Theatre

Presented by Salty Theatre, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to the Gateway of the Mornington Peninsula this July. Salty Theatre, making a name for itself as an “underground highlight” (Cameron Woodhead – The Age), “someone to watch” (ArtsHub) and “the answer to off-Broadway in Melbourne” (You should see it melb), brings beloved pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and little bit of spice. Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance, the Unforgivable Curses and how to sever his soul through rock and roll. This over-the-top origin story is sure to leave you spellbound! Following two hugely successful back-to-back seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe, sold-out performances at The King’s Head in London and a 5-week sold out Melbourne season, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is ready to hit Frankston for the first time ever.

Created by Los Angeles based comedians Zach Reino (A.P. Bio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Brew Brothers) and Chris Grace (Superstore, A-Typical, This Is Us) this hour-long pop rock musical invites you to experience the World of Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before. Teen angst, hormones and young love fill the magical halls, along with a few familiar and much-loved characters as they sing about Cutting Your Soul, Care of Magical Creatures, and Love That Must Not Be Named. 

Salty Theatre Co-Founder Ashley Taylor Tickell explains, “As a Potterhead, the opportunity to introduce this hilarious, off-centre and brand-new look at the World of Potter that we love so much was one that we couldn’t miss. We’re thrilled that it offers all of the diehard fans a glorious taste of the Wizarding World they adore but in a more adult way. It’s a ridiculous Voldemort Origin Story that blends everything fans embrace with humour that wizarding fans and muggles alike can relate to. It really is the perfect cure by laughter for the difficult year we’ve all been through. Come. Side-splitting laughter really is the best medicine.”  

Salty Theatre was co-founded by theatre, dance and cabaret veteran Sarahlouise Younger and Canadian theatre and screen vet Ashley Taylor Tickell, and in its short existence has begun making a mark. As a female-led independent musical theatre company they connect writers, directors, producers and performers from across the globe to form new creative partnerships and present and develop new or rarely-produced works to Australian audiences, recently launching The Hatch Lab Musical Theatre Workshop.

Running this July at the George Jenkins Theatre on Mornington’s Monash campus, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody is a raucous musical comedy that lifts up its robes to give you a glimpse into the secret world of witches and wizards. Get your wands ready.