Two British actors have brought Harry Potter to Las Vegas!
The clever satire, brought to life originally in 2005, works through the pages of all seven Harry Potter books — in only 70 minutes. The show- “Potted Potter,”- has previously played off-Broadway, in London’s West End and in countries around the world.
The writers and creators of Potted Potter, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, are not new to parodying the boy wizard, having also starred in three shows based on the bespectacled kid from Hogwarts. In the Las Vegas show the Brits handed the show over to alternative actors- Calum Gittins and Nicholas Charles.
To portray Potter himself, one actor wears black, round-framed glasses and puts on a squeaky voice, while the actor playing opposite him attempts to spoof all other characters by using wigs and props.
The team behind Potted Potter have also produced shows such as Potted Panto and Potted Sherlock. The show has come far since its humble beginnings of London street theatre in 2005. Clarkson and Turner first created it as a brief skit for a bookshop owner who asked them to entertain the queues outside his store waiting to buy book six, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It grew with popularity and they took an extended version to the Edinburgh Fringe, then on to a world tour.