Cult Comedy PUFFS

Rebecca Varidel
26th Apr 2019

Even Muggles will totally crack up laughing if advanced owl posts on cult comedy PUFFS are true.

PUFFS by New York City playwright, actor and improviser Matt Cox, drops in Sydney this May at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park, but first hit cult status in 2015 after opening in New York Off Broadway.

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.

In Australia, its record breaking 12-week run saw PUFFS awarded the title of the longest running play in Melbourne for the past 48 years. Audiences and critics were overwhelmingly united in their response to PUFFS when the show opened to rave reviews and 5 Star praise from all those who experienced its hilarity in Melbourne.

"I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard! I loved every minute of it!"

"Lots of magic and so MANY laughs!!!"

"Hysterical, so well done. Like any good spoof, you can tell the playwright loves the source material..."

"We had an amazing time at Puffs! It was so funny but didn't tarnish that school we all know and love."

"A fantastic play for the Hufflepuff at heart and HP fans."

It's for more than just for Potterheads though, PUFFS Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will tickle the ribcages of anyone who loves comedy, impro such as Theatresports, or even just needs to remember how to belly laugh.

With an all-Australian ensemble cast new Sydney classmates include Sydneysiders James Bryers (Matilda The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show) playing the role of CedricAdam Marks (SBS film Black Lips) as OliverAngelina Thomson (West Side Story on Sydney Harbour, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as MeganKimie Tsukakoshi (SBS TV’s The Family Law, The Bureau of Magical Things) as Sally and SwingsJames 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 SusieDaniel Cosgrove as J. FinchRyan Hawke as WayneGareth Isaac as The NarratorLauren McKenna as Leanne and Resident Director, Annabelle Tudor as Hannah, and Matt Whitty as Ernie.

Tickets are on sale now at

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.