In the play Potted Potter, which will be shown at Cork’s Everyman Theatre at the end of July, there is a real-life game of Quidditch.
If you’re a Cork hurling fan craving inter-county success since this year’s summer was shorter than usual, the people putting on a new show at the Everyman soon have a treat for you.
The main event of the award-winning “Potted Potter, the Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” will be a real-life game of Quidditch. The show will run at the end of the month in the famous MacCurtain Street theatre.
The show promises to fit all of the action and magic of the seven-book series into 70 minutes. It will also feature some of the most popular characters from the books, a fire-breathing dragon, many costumes, great songs, funny props, and Hogwarts magic.
The show was made by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, who was nominated twice for the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. It is a must-see for Harry Potter fans and a great way for people who haven’t seen the series to start.
Clarkson and Turner first made Potted Potter in 2005 for a five-minute show at a London bookstore for fans waiting for the sixth book in the series to come out. The show grew into a full-length stage production, first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. Since then, it has toured worldwide for over a decade and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family Show.
All four Potted shows (Potted Panto, Potted Sherlock, Potted Pirates, and Potted Potter) have won a lot of praise and have fans of all ages.
Since its first airing in 2006, more than a million people worldwide have watched the show. It has played for 30 weeks off-Broadway over two sold-out seasons, five runs in London’s West End, and several tours across North America and Australia. It is on time in the US and Canada right now, and it has a permanent home in Las Vegas, where it just had its 700th show.
The show comes to Cork on July 29 and runs at the Everyman Theatre until July 31. Then it goes to the Glór in Ennis, the Helix in Dublin, and the Galway Town Hall. The show is best for people who are at least six years old.