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Harry Potter parody: new Australian tour celebrates 15 years of sell-out seasons


2021 marks the 15th Anniversary of the international smash hit Harry Potter parody Potted Potter. In celebrating this milestone, producers have confirmed that Australia will score a global exclusive with a five-city tour of this blissfully funny romp through J.K. Rowling’s back catalogue live on stage. The 2021 Anniversary tour will open in Sydney on 22 June, then travel to Canberra on 13 July, Adelaide 27 July, Brisbane 3 August and Perth on 11 August.

Potted Potter has been performed “across the ditch” by two New Zealand actors Adam Brown and Tama Jarman who will bring the Centrepoint Theatre production to Oz following an acclaimed premiere there last year. This was directed by the show’s co-creator Daniel Clarkson and was praised by the NZ Herald for its “terrific, fun, slick performances”.

Potted PotterThe Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, this fantastically funny show that features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic will make you roar with laughter.

Producer James Seabright said, “Fifteen years ago, Potted Potter premiered at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then, the show has gone on to play multiple West End seasons in London, two off-Broadway engagements in New York, one amazing Las Vegas residency, and extensive touring. In normal circumstances we’d be bringing the show to every corner of the globe this year to celebrate the anniversary, but COVID restrictions elsewhere mean that Australia has a world exclusive with this five-city tour. The show’s creators Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner have worked carefully to adapt the production to be COVID safe, which will also mean that repeat visitors to the show will enjoy some exclusive new material. Australia, thank you for having us back and I hope you enjoy the show!”

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DETAILS

VENUE​ Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney

SEASON​ 22 June – 4 July

TIMES​ Tues to Thu 7pm; Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 1pm & 4pm

PRICES​ Opening night $59.90; $69.90 to $79.90

BOOKINGS ​seymourcentre.com or 02 9351 7940

VENUE​ Canberra Playhouse, Canberra

SEASON​ 13 – 18 July

TIMES Tues to Fri 7pm; Sat 4pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 4pm

PRICES $69.90 to $79.90

BOOKINGS canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 02 6275 2700

VENUE​ Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

SEASON​ 27 - 30 July

TIMES Tues to Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm

PRICES $69.90 to $79.90

BOOKINGS Adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or 131 246

VENUE​ QPAC Playhouse, Brisbane

SEASON​ 3 – 8 August

TIMES Tues to Fri 7.30pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm, Sun 12pm & 4pm

PRICES $69.90 to $79.90

BOOKINGS qpac.com.au or 136 246

VENUE ​ Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth

SEASON​ 11 – 15 August

TIMES Wed & Thu 7pm, Fri 7.30pm, Sat 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 1pm & 4pm

PRICES $69.90 to $79.90

BOOKINGS ptt.wa.gov.au or 08 6212 9292