Potted Potter Launches National Tour in DC Sept. 5, Starring Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner

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05 Sep 2013

Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson
Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson
Colin Hattersley

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, which concluded its limited return engagement Sept. 1 at Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre, launches a national tour Sept. 5.

The tour, which continues through December, kicks off Sept. 5-15 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. For complete tour dates, visit pottedPotter.com/tour-dates.

Written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner with direction by Richard Hurst, the production began previews Off-Broadway May 30 and officially opened June 4. As in that recent Off-Broadway production, Clarkson and Turner appear at certain performances with other shows played by their alternates, James Percy and Delme Thomas.

The play, according to press notes, "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."

Read the earlier Playbill.com feature with creators Clarkson and Turner, who explain "potting" J.K. Rowling's famed "Harry Potter" series



The creative team includes Simon Scullion (sets), Tim Mascall (lighting), Phil Innes (music), Richard Hurst (additional material) and Hanna Berrigan (associate director).

Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment and James Seabright/Potted Productions are the producers of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff.