If you could revisit your own childhood, what would you change? For those whose past is buried under layers of homophobia, the answer is endless.
This question is at the heart of Robert Holton’s play Dumbledore is So Gay, a coming-of-age time travel tale starring Alex Britt as Jack, a young Potterhead who’s discovering his sexuality when Dumbledore’s becomes a national talking point.
The play opens on 12-year-old Jack in French class, his life rooted in a reality many of us will recognise: the word “gay” used as a thoughtless insult, the parents who refuse to watch Graham Norton on TV, the constant policing of masculinity among boys. The only difference is that Jack is equipped with a magical Time Turner just like the one from his beloved Harry Potter films, allowing him to turn back the clock on his own troubled past.