Potted Potter condenses every Harry Potter book and a game of quidditch into 70 minutes

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Potted Potter condenses every Harry Potter book and a game of quidditch into 70 minutes

Potted Potter
Words by Staff Writer

International smash hit Potted Potter has been seen by over a million muggles worldwide.

In 2024, it returns to Australia for their fifth tour playing from 24 April to 5 May at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Potted Potter

  • Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Season: Wed 24 April – Sun 5 May 2024
  • Tickets: $69.90 – $89.90
  • Bookings: www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au

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This gloriously irreverent, lovable romp takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy 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!

This gloriously goofy show that casts the perfect spell over the audience falls on the talented shoulders of Scott Hoatson and Brendan Murphy, whose own solo parody shows have been hits of the fringes in Adelaide and Edinburgh.

Created by double Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees Daniel Clarkson 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).

Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson 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 Festival Fringe 2006, and has toured internationally, played multiple West End and off-Broadway seasons, securing an Olivier Award nomination as Best Entertainment and Family Show. It is currently in the fifth year of a residency at Horseshoe Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip, which won two Best Of Las Vegas awards when it opened in 2019.

Bookings: www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au.