Bendigo Theatre Company

As children, we read fantastical stories of kids with incredible abilities, who go on amazing adventures, performing feats of extraordinary heroism. In the past 25 years, one boy-wizard in particular has risen to heights of unbelievable fame. When he discovered he had magical powers on his eleventh birthday, he embarked on an epic seven-year journey to vanquish evil. More than half a billion people followed this boy on his journey, which has now been turned into movies, comics, theme parks, and a wildly successful stage play. This, however, is not that story. This is the story of the Puffs, who happened to be there too. Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is set in that school, following a group of students who have an affinity for badgers and no wish to die trying to save the world: The Puffs. Described by Nerdist as “a clever play that never goes more than a minute without a laugh”, this play gives a different perspective on the story of the most famous child hero. The Puffs are a group of well meaning, loyal students who navigate life-and-death situations all with the grace of a three-legged elephant.
Theatre/Venue NameGirton Black Box
Venue address49-61 Wattle St, Bendigo VIC 3550
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 29 September, 7pm
Friday 30 September, 1pm & 7pm
Saturday 1 October, 1pm & 7pm
Sunday 2 October, 1pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number5434 1600
Creative Team

Production Manager – Kristen Beever
Director – Kerry Turpie
Assistant Director – Alise Amarant
Stage Manager/Props Master – Andrew Dyer
Assistant Stage Manager – Amelia Howden
Set Designer – Keva Lloyd
Scenic Artist – Samantha Lempio-Franklin
Lighting Designer – Ian Scott
Costume Coordinator – Liz Young
Makeup Team – Kit Godfrey, Kaitlyn Allan, Audrey Ellis
Marketing Coordinator – Jacob Amarant
Content Creator (Photo and Video) – Alek Stokes
Content Creator (Design) – Jerry Steen

Cast List

Narrator/Wayne Rivers-Jones – Tara McBurney
Wayne Hopkins – Kenneth Eludo
Oliver Rivers – Blake Walden-Dickie
Megan Jones – Olivia Adams
Uncle Dave / Cedric / Zach Smith – Daniel Chisholm
1st Headmaster / Viktor / Mr. Voldy – Ryan Foxlow
Ernie Mack – Thomas Marchant
Hannah – Amy Tomic
J. Finch Fletchley – Finn Cunningham
Leanne – Ella Honey
Sally Perks – Erin Tinker
Susie Bones – Eliza Ladner
Harry – Angus Pink
Student Max / Mr. Bagman / Death Buddy 7 – Will Calder
Potions Teacher /  Hermeoone #3 / Student Halle – Eve Aurisch-McGrath
Student Georgia / Prof. Locky / Bath Georgia – Elli Calder
Student Bronte / Ginny / Death Buddy 2 – Zoe Di Camillo
Blondo Malfoy / Sal / Bath Blondo Malfoy – Kira Collins
Prof. Sproutty / Prof. Lanny / Death Buddy 4 – Elaina Bell
Fat Friar / Ghost History Teacher / Mr. Nick – Matilda Wilby
Anthony Goldstein / Colin / Bath Anthony / Scorpy – Wolf Asta
Xavia Jones / Ms. Babble / Frenchy – Milly Robertson
Goyle / Ric Gryff / Death Buddy 6 – Maddy McCarthy
Prof. McG / 2nd Headmaster / Death Buddy 1 – Gemma Graham
Clumsy Longbottom / Mirror Oliver / Bath Clumsy Longbottom – Ewan Dellar
Student Kody / Real Mr. Moody / Death Buddy 3 – Isla Devers
Prof. Turban / Mirror Megan / Runes Teacher / Myrtle / Death Buddy 10 – Leah Grotto
Hermeoone #1 / Student Amarlia / Rita Scooter / Bippy / Scorpy – Chloe Osbourne
Nurse / Mirror Wayne / Hermeoone #2 / Death Buddy 8 – Aliya Bleier
A Very Tall Man / Soul Sucking Guard 1 / Dragon #1 – Benjamin Reid
Seamus / Soul Sucking Guard 2 / Dragon #2 – Kit Godfrey
Crabbe / Snake #1 / Rowena / Soul Sucking Guard 3 / Dragon #3 – Aimee Parry
Student Sophie / Snake #2 / Soul Sucking Guard 4 / Bath Sophie – Jasmine Bramley
Student Cedar / Snake #3 / Soul Sucking Guard 5 / Bath Cedar – Lizzy Neunhoffer

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