Potted Potter Will Launch National Tour in September in DC Starring Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner

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23 Jul 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 will conclude its limited return engagement Sept. 1 at Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre, will launch a national tour Sept. 5.

The tour, which will continue through December, will kickoff 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 the current Off-Broadway production, Clarkson and Turner will appear at certain performances on tour, 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.

Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment, said in a previous statement, “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."

Tickets, priced $39.99-$79.99, are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 and online at telecharge.com or by going to the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street).