POTTED POTTER Kicks Off Free Post-Show Q&As and Quidditch Training
Producers of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff have announced two post-show series following alternating Friday and Sunday performances.
On certain Fridays following the 8pm performance, creators and stars Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner will host a Question and Answer session with the audience. Fans not in New York City are invited to tweet their questions to @PottedPotter and select questions will be answered in between audience questions with answers posted on Twitter.
Post-show Q&A with Dan and Jeff will take place following the 8pm Friday performance today, July 19, August 2, August 16 and August 30.
On certain Sundays following the 5pm performance, alternate performers Delme Thomas and James Percy will host a Quidditch Training session with the audience. Couldn't get enough of Quidditch during the performance, or just want to hone your skills? Stick around following the show for tips from the experts.
Post-show Quidditch Training Camp with Delme and James will take place following the 5pm Sunday performance on July 28, August 11 and August 25.
These events are free and open to ticketholders at those specific performances.
The return engagement of Potted Potter officially opened on Tuesday, June 4th at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street), and critics and audiences are thrilled! The New York Times and New York Magazine have made the show a Critics Pick! The limited 13-week New York engagement runs through Sunday, September 1st, 2013.
Potted Potter is written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner with direction by Richard Hurst. The creative team includes Simon Scullion (Sets), Tim Mascall (Lighting), Phil Innes (Music), Richard Hurst (additional material) and Hanna Berrigan (Associate Director).
In addition to being a critic's pick by the New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out London, the show received the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold out houses worldwide.
Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment said "After a wildly successful extended run at New York's Little Shubert Theater last season, an incredibly successful national tour and an ongoing production in London, we are so excited to return to NYC where we were so warmly welcomed last year. Potted Potter is a wonderfully entertaining time for all ages, both fans and neophytes of the Harry Potter phenomenon alike."
Written and performed by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or "potting" all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, according to Clarkson and Turner's unique set of rules.
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.