“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” will end it’s Off Broadway run on September 1, but then will waste no time launching a national tour.
So far, only the first stop on the tour has been announced, which will be at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. September 5-15. The tour will then run through December, with other dates and cities to be announced at a later time.
Here’s what the official website has to say about the show:
The Olivier Award nominated “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, “Potted Potter” will make you roar with laughter.
The show currently plays at the Little Shubert Theatre Off Broadway, and is written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner. The show opened June 4 after beginning previews on May 30.
“‘Potted Potter’ is a wonderfully entertaining time for all ages, both fans and neophytes of the Harry Potter phenomenon alike,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment, which produces the show along with James Seabright/Potted Productions. Richard Hurst directs the show, and Hanna Berrigan is the associate director. The rest of the creative team includes Tim Mascall (lighting) and Phil Innes (music) and Simon Scullion (sets).
The show originated when the two creators were asked to create a five-minute street show to recap the first five Harry Potter books to entertain those waiting in line for the midnight release of the sixth book back in 2005. That performance was transformed into an hour-long piece the following year that included the first six books. The seventh book was incorporated in 2007, just days after its release under the guidance of current director Richard Hurst.