Potted Potter Set for Return to Garrick Theatre
Dan and Jeff Return Potted Potter to London for Five-Year Anniversary
It’s been five years since Dan and Jeff – former television presenters on CBBC – brought Potted Potter to the West End and in the years since that debut production they have presented follow-ups like “Potted Pirates” and, more recently, “Potted Panto”.
The latter was the most recent time that the pair have brought a show to the capital and it ran at the Vaudeville Theatre over Christmas. Now, however, it has been announced that they will be returning to their roots with their latest appearance in the West End as they celebrate the 5th anniversary of “Potted Potter” and return it to a London theatre – this time with a run at the Garrick.
The last time that the Garrick Theatre was in the news was earlier in the month when it was revealed that its current show “The Hurly Burly Show” would be followed by “Pygmalion” when the former closes its doors on Friday 1st May 2011. Though “Pygmalion” runs from May to September, “Potted Potter” will clearly have time to run at the venue for its brief appearance in August.
“Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Potter Experience” sees the pair recreate popular stories from the entire Harry Potter series of books and has proven to be enormously popular since it was first seen in 2006. It was the latest project for Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, both of whom had become well know to children’s television viewers tuning in to shows on CBBC. Their success launched “Potted Pirates” and “Potted Panto”, with the latter receiving a nomination for a 2011 Laurence Olivier Award in the process.
Just like “Potted Potter”, “Potted Panto” saw them set themselves a seemingly-impossible challenge; to explore a many celebrated pantomimes as possible, with two people attempting to portray as many different characters (including seven dwarves) as possible. The Olivier nomination would suggest that they succeeded.
See where it all began by picking up Theatre Tickets for “Potted Potter” – when they go on sale – as Dan and Jeff return for a run at the Garrick Theatre from Thursday 18th August 2011 to Monday 29th August 2011.