POTTED POTTER The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A West End London Parody by Dan and Jeff
Based on the award-winning book series by J.K Rowling, Harry Potter is one of the most beloved children's stories of all time.
In an age where television and technology consumption seem more enticing, the Harry Potter books have reportedly engaged so many readers across all age groups that it has made reading become ‘cool’ again since the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone debuted in bookstores.
Its captivating tale of good-versus-evil, teenage angst and romance, imaginary world of Quidditch and magic culture and witty writing has propelled the novels—and its one-time struggling author—into the world of fame.
Now, based on this bestselling series, Potted Potter—The Unauthorized Harry Experience—A West End London Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (in addition to a real life game of Quidditch) into a 70 minutes of fun-filled stage production to be enjoyed by all.
Having toured in North America, UK, Singapore and Manila since 2011, there is an estimate of 57,306 Potted Potter Facebook Fans tracking their next destination—Malaysia.
Flying in for the first time to Malaysia exclusively are the dream team of talents who are excited to bring in their best game to cast a spell on our local audience. This Olivier-nominated production was created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner.
Other shows this dynamic duo have produced include Potted Pirates, Potted Panto and the very recent Potted Sherlock. Joining them in KL is award-winning producer James Seabright, who is the force behind 200 shows since 2001 in the UK and internationally.
Let the talented cast entertain you with their antics and creativity as they translate these beloved books into a fun and engaging stage show at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) from June 2 to June 5.
Hailed as a ‘crowd-pleaser’ by the Guardian London, Potted Potter has appeared as the Critics’ choice of the New York Times and Time Out London.
Harry Potter — The Story
The Harry Potter series chronicles the story of a young boy who discovers the truth that he is a wizard by birth and through this discovery, he is then thrust into the secret world of wizards, where riding a broomstick is a sport and goblins and dragons reside in a wizarding bank.
Central to his newfound life is his education and time spent in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry under the watchful eye of its headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
Together with his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry gets up to no good occasionally in the name of mischief-making, although he remains steadfast in his battle against evil—manifested in the form of an enemy of his past, Lord Voldemort—who is responsible for the lightning-shaped scar on his forehead.
Through the help of his friends and through the sheer power of love and courage, Harry blossoms from a plucky boy to a selfless hero throughout seven beloved books.
Awards and Honours
The Harry Potter novels have received numerous awards and honours which includes:
Honourable awards received: ● Four Whitaker Platinum Book Awards ● Three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes ● Two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards ● The inaugural Whitbread children's book of the year award ● The WHSmith book of the year ● Hugo Award for Best Novel for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Honours and recognition: ● Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ● A commendation for the Carnegie Medal ● A shortlisting for the Guardian Children's Award ● Numerous listings on the notable books, editors' Choices, and best books lists of the American Library Association,The New York Times, Chicago Public Library and Publishers Weekly. ●
The books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide ● Its film adaptations are at an estimated count of 6.6 million of fans around the world
Daniel Clarkson, Writer and Creator A cheerful soul, Daniel graduated from Bretton Hall in 2000. He is probably best known for being one half of the double act Dan and Jeff, creators of Potted Pirates, the Olivier-nominated Potted Panto, and Potted Potter which received its own Olivier nomination in 2012.
Next up is Potted Sherlock, premiering in August 2014. He was delighted to be able take into North America including two amazing summers in New York. Daniel had a fantastic time throughout 2009–10 presenting in the CBBC Office for the BBC with Jeff. TV credits to his name include Where The Heart Is (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), Big Brother’s Little Brother (C4). Film credits include The Usual Children and The Guilty Hunter.
Other theatre work in his repertoire includes Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Little Shop of Horrors and Art.
Jefferson Turner, Writer and Creator Truly a potent combination as a duo, Jefferson has been messing about with Dan both on stage and screen for the past nine years. He has appeared on TV on shows such as Blue Peter (BBC), Richard & Judy (Channel 4), The Slammer (BBC) and Big Brother’s Little Brother (Channel 4), amongst others, as well as residing in the CBBC Office for all of 2009 and a little of 2010.
On stage he has co-written and starred in Potted Potter, Potted Pirates, and Potted Panto with Dan. This has led to U.K. tours, critical acclaim, Olivier nominations for Potted Potter and Potted Panto, and sell-out West End runs. James Seabright, Producer James has produced and managed over 200 shows since 2001, with an emphasis on touring shows around the UK and internationally, as well as productions in various venues both on and off West End in London.
He has been profiled by both The Independent on Sunday and The Stage, and has twice been the recipient of the Stage One New Producer Bursary. Additionally, he has been a guest speaker at RADA, City Lit and at the Masterclass Series run by Theatre Royal Haymarket. James was commissioned by Nick Hern Books to write So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer.
He is also a founding member of the League of Independent Producers and a member of the Society of London Theatre. He has won a wide range of awards, including five Scotsman Fringe Firsts for productions directed by Hannah Eidinow.
International Media Quotes
“The duo casts the perfect spell over the audience.” THE NEW YORK TIMES—CRITICS’ PICKS
“Blissfully funny, a winner in every way. This show is a crowd-pleaser.” THE LONDON GUARDIAN
“Even the purest of Potter fans would find it hard to object. My Potter experts loved it.” THE LONDON FINANCIAL TIMES
“A fabulously funny parody. Will tickle the funny bone of every age group.” THE LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Cleverly appeals to both ardent fans and parents.” THE LONDON TIMES
“Gloriously irreverent. A very lovable romp through Rowling’s back catalogue.” TIMEOUT LONDON—CRITICS’ CHOICE
“The single funniest thing I’ve seen in ages. You’re gonna love this show.” TORONTO STAR
Malaysian Tour Details
Show Dates and Time: 2nd June 2016 (Thursday) – 8:30pm 3rd June 2016 (Friday) – 8:30pm 4th June 2016 (Saturday) – 2:30pm , 5:30pm 5th June 2016 (Sunday) – 11:00 am , 2:30pm
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac Show Information: www.milestone-production.com
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