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Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody By Dan And Jeff (Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2011

There are dozens of observant and, most of all, downright witty ‘Harry Potter’ parodies circling the internet and right across the globe, yet there must be few quite like ‘Potted Potter’: a nearby child predicted before the show began, ‘This is going to be brilliant,’ and they weren’t far wrong. Geared perfectly to children by CBBC’s Dan and Jeff, it has all the elements of good live children’s entertainment – pantomime cheers and boos, a touch of improv when things don’t quite go to plan, and some audience participation in a game of Quidditch. Admittedly, a few of the jokes were a little anticipated by the adults but, overall, this is a mockery by Muggles that will leave you spellbound.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 16 Aug, 4.00pm (5.10pm), £8.00 – £11.00, fpp28.
tw rating 4/5