What Is the Story of Potted Potter?
Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter.
This parody makes the perfect claim for the Twitter age: all seven books — roughly 4,000 pages — in 70 minutes. You don’t need to know all the plot twists and nuances of Hogwarts to enjoy the in-jokes. If you miss something, another laugh will be along shortly. Clearly Mr. Clarkson and Mr. Turner attended Professor Flitwick’s charms class, because the duo casts the perfect spell over the audience: Reductio ad absurdum.Review by Daniel M. Gold from The New York Times
The unauthorized parody, written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, skips goofily along the surface of its beloved source material in a production that draws heavily on the British tradition of family-friendly theater known as pantomime. As it happens, Clarkson and Turner are old hands at panto - and more than capable of drawing shouts and chants and giggles from the audience.Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly
What Is Potted Potter Like?
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family.
Is Potted Potter for Kids?
Perfect for “ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed),” Potted Potter isn’t just good for kids—it’s made specifically for them, with a light-hearted, G-rated spirit. Adults should be aware that during the live game of Quidditch played in the middle of each show, Clarkson and Turner choose two children to join them onstage and act as “seekers,” representing the audience, which has been broken into team Gryffindor and team Slytherin. Parents of kiddies eager to volunteer should note that while the winning seeker is offered chocolate, the loser is sprayed with a Super Soaker.