Here is another wonderful opportunity to catch one of your favorite Potter stars on stage! James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the films, is set to star in The Boy Who Was Woody Allen for four short nights at the Pleasance Theater in Islington next week, February 6th - 9th. James is the lead in the MUSICAL comedy - and we have been told that he is "discovering his singing voice" - so the show should be quite the treat.
John O'Leary (played by James) is an 18 year old 6' 3" blond Catholic boy standing in line to meet to school careers officer. He has absolutely no idea what he would like to do. Being Catholic he is allowed at least one epiphany in his life and, luckily, his arrives now. He is going to be Woody Allen! There then follows a number of surreal episodes which include John/Woody having to convince his mother, who spends a lot of her day knitting crucifixes for her priest, to accept his new Jewish faith and persona; meeting a nihilist goth at a house of mourning and marrying her only to find out shortly after saying "I Do" that she is a lesbian; discovering therapy and developing a stand up comedy routine. As success and fame beckons and a second romance blossoms with a baker of phallic pattiserie, Woody realises that all is not as it seems when at a retro Annie Hall party he meets a second Woody Allen, an undercover agent for the C.I.A.
You can view the full poster for the production here.
In a very exclusive - and generous - offer to MuggleNet fans, one of the writer's of the play, David Simmons, is offering MuggleNet fans a two-for-one offer! Tickets can be purchased on the Pleasance Theater website, and to get your second ticket free, simply email David and tell him, "I'm a Muggle!" - you might want to also thank him!
MuggleNet will be attending opening night of the show and will be posting a review shortly after. Do you plan on attending? We can't wait!
UPDATE: In yet another way David plans to shock and awe MuggleNet fans, he is now offering the first 25 'Muggles' who order tickets then email him an autographed program from James! This truly is an amazing offer, and if I were in the UK, I would be there in a heartbeat! Thank you David!