June 08, 2012

Wizards of Comedy


Harry Potter took his final bow on the big screen last year. But the adventures of the famous boy wizard live on in the critically acclaimed play Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience. The show, written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, packs all seven of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling books into just 70 minutes—including a live quidditch game! In Britain, where the play originated, the word “potted” means “a condensed version.”


After successful runs in the U.K., Canada and Australia, Potted Potter has finally come to the U.S. Wizarding fans can catch the play through August 12 at the Little Shubert Theater, in New York City. You might even see J.K. Rowling at the theater. Rumor has it that the author came to a show during its run in the U.K., but was turned away at the box office because it was sold out. Now Clarkson and Turner save a seat for Rowling at every performance, just in case.


TFK sat down with the British comedy duo, recently. Watch the video above to find out how the magic happens onstage. (Reporting by Vickie An/ Videography and editing by Kelli Plasket)

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