POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE
Written by Daniel Clarkson & Jefferson Turner
Direction and additional material by Richard Hurst
Produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Potted Productions
[1hr 10 mins, no interval]
at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
From 24 Oct 2012 to 28 Oct 2012
Opera House, Wellington
From 31 Oct 2012 to 4 Nov 2012
Reviewed by: Nik Smythe; Simon Howard;
The West End and New York Smash Hit
2012 Olivier Award Nominee – Best Entertainment & Family Show
All Seven Harry Potter Books in Seventy Hilarious Minutes!
“Fabulously funny! Will tickle the funny bone of every age group.” - The London Daily Telegraph
“The single funniest thing I've seen in ages. You're gonna love this show.” - Toronto Star
POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience, an exuberant parody of the Harry Potter book series that has become an international sensation on both West End and Off-Broadway, opens in Auckland 24 Oct and Wellington 31 Oct 2012.
And just like the books and films about the much-celebrated boy wizard that have made gazillions worldwide, every Harry Potter enthusiast shouldn't miss this acclaimed comedy act hailed by both fans and critics — including The London Times, The New York Times and the Toronto Star — as the ultimate family-friendly idiocy.
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. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!
“Cleverly appeals to both ardent fans and parents.” - The Times, UK
Created by double Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees Daniel Clarkson (who appeared on Coronation Street as the concierge at the hotel during Leanne's hooker days) and Jefferson Turner, the show is a must-see for Potter addicts and a great introduction to the series for anyone who's ever wondered what all the fuss is about. Even if you don't know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).
“Gloriously irreverent. A very lovable romp through Rowling's back catalogue.” - Time Out, London – Critic's Choice
All three Potted shows (Potted Panto, POTTED POTTER and Potted Pirates) have earned widespread acclaim and a fan base that crosses generations. POTTED POTTER played five sold-out Fringe seasons in Edinburgh, five sold-out London runs and extensive UK and international tours. The show has received rave reviews from all the leading UK papers - The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Express, Daily Mail, London Evening Standard and The Financial Times, as well as being a Time Out Critic's Choice.
Potted Potter is more than just a comedy show. It's a heartfelt homage to one of this century's most important literary works, as it offers parents and children something to talk and laugh about, and a great time to bond.
Clarkson and Turner first created POTTED POTTER in 2005 for an appearance at a London bookshop, as a five-minute entertainment for fans awaiting the release of the sixth book in the series. The show grew from there into a full-length stage production, first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006, and has since toured internationally, including sell-out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival in 2009.
“An absolute gift of a show… Funny and gloriously unpredictable.” - The Stage, UK
“Blissfully funny, a winner in every way. This show is a crowd-pleaser.” - The Guardian, UK
BRUCE MASON CENTRE, TAKAPUNA
24 to 28 October, 2012
TICKETS from $60 to $80
BOOKINGS 09 970 9700 or ticketmaster.co.nz
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31 October to 4 November, 2012
TICKETS from $55 to $80
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“You could do no better than to see Potted Potter.” - Toronto Globe & Mail
FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE IN BOTH VENUES
Performed by Jesse Briton & Gary Trainor
Set design by Simon Scullion
Lighting design by Tim Mascall
Music composed by Phil Innes
Associate direction by Hanna Berrigan