About the Show

★★★★
It’s the single funniest thing I have seen in ages. You’re gonna love this show!
Toronto Star

★★★★
A fabulously funny parody.
Will tickle the funny bone of every age group.

The London Daily Telegraph

PLAYING TO SOLD OUT HOUSES all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated POTTED POTTER – The 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, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter.

Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

★★★★
Blissfully funny, a winner in every way.
This show is a crowd-pleaser.

The London Guardian

★★★★
Cleverly appeals to both ardent fans and parents.
The London Times

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The Team

  • Daniel Clarkson

    Writer & Creator
  • Jefferson Turner

    Writer & Creator
  • Scott Hoatson

    Alternate Performer
  • Joseph Maudsley

    Alternate Performer
  • Brendan Murphy

    Alternate Performer
  • James Percy

    Alternate Performer

The Creative Team

  • Richard Hurst

    Director
  • Hanna Berrigan

    Associate Director
  • Simon Scullion

    Set Designer
  • Tim Mascall

    Lighting Designer
  • Phil Innes

    Composer

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

Alternate Performer

Brendan attended drama school at Arts Ed London before going on to train in improvisation with Second City and iO alumni, David Shore, and The Free Association.

Recent theatre includes: The Crown Dual (Kings Head Theatre), FRIEND (Pleasance Edinburgh), Potted Potter (US & Canada), King Kong: A Comedy (The Vaults), Twelfth Night (Orange Tree Theatre), The Adventure (Royal Exchange), Lost Property (Soho Theatre), Accomplice: London (Menier Chocolate Factory).

TV and film includes: Spiderman: Far From Home (Marvel Studios), Broadchurch (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Comedy Shorts (Sky Arts). Brendan is co-founder of improvised theatre company The One Hour Plays and a member of the award-winning short-form group BattleActs! (as heard on BBC Radio One).

He has written and performed three solo comedy shows and regularly performs musical comedy with Kiell Smith-Bynoe as The Crooners.

Twitter: @notmurphy
Instagram: @notmurphy

Delme Thomas

Delme Thomas

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

Delme trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include: Robin Hood(Regent Theatre Stoke), Move Over, Mrs Markham! directed by Ray Cooney (The Mill At Sonning), Three Musketeers and Aladdin, directed by Sarah Punshon (The Dukes, Lancaster), Lists For The End Of The World (Shoreditch Town Hall/LiveNewcastle/Summerhall), The Tide And Many Happy Returns (Paines Plough/Dirty Protest), Saturday Night Forever, directed by Kate Wasserberg (Welsh Tour, Leicester Curve andUnderbelly Edinburgh. Winner of the Stage Award for Acting Excellence), Potted Potter (West End, Off-Broadway and USA Tour), The Prisoner Of Zenda (National Tour), Fractures (Soho Theatre), You Once Said Yes (Roundhouse For Look Left Look Right), Lost Soul And Whispering Grass (Hightide). Workshop credits include: National Theatre; Arcola; Old Vic New Voices; Shoreditch Town Hall and The Other Room. TV/Film credits include Gareth Riley in Holby City (BBC) and Goran in The Garden (BBC).

Jonathon Saunders

Jonathon Saunders

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

Jonathon grew up in Derby before moving to Wales for a BA in Drama from Aberystwyth University. He then completed his training with an MA in Acting from East 15. Since then he has embraced all manner of silliness on stage and screen. Theatre credits include: Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Phil in The Shape of Things (White Horse Theatre) and an ongoing role as Basil in Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience. On screen he has made regular appearances in the commercial sector, playing everything from an eager new father to a giant, bumbling topiary.

Scott Hoatson

Scott Hoatson

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

Scott’s recent theatre credits include: Out Of This World (Dance Touring Partnership), The Man Who Followed His Legs (Wee Stories), Woman In Mind (Birmingham/Dundee Rep), The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (Royal Lyceum), The Wall, The Choooky Brae (Borderline Theatre), Recovery Position, Self Contained, Oedipus (National Theatre Scotland), Kidnapped, A Christmas Carol (Cumbernauld Theatre), Aladdin (Brunton Theatre). Recent screen and radio: Rocket in Bluestone42 (BBC), Outlander (Starz), Case Histories (BBC), Taggart (ITV), The Wicker Tree (Tressrock Films), The Leaving of Barra, Secrets and Lattes, The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (BBC4). He is delighted to be appearing in Potted Potter again!  @scottwhoatson

Jesse Briton

Jesse Briton

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

Jesse is an actor and theatre-maker.  Previous work as an actor includes: The Humans (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avignon Festival, Rotterdam Schowburg), Pioneer (UK tour), and the world tour of Potted Potter.  His original plays include: A Pupil (Park Theatre), Reclaimed (UK tour), Derailed (National Theatre and HOME Manchester), Hiraeth (UK and NZ tour), Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse) and Bound (UK and Australian tour). Jesse is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar, Visiting Director at University of Essex, and Associate Artist of Ovalhouse Theatre in South London.

Phil Innes

Phil Innes

Composer

Phil is a composer, sound-designer and sound-artist. Many of his projects combine these disciplines. Credits include The Ordinalia Cycle of Plays, The Alchemist, The Trench (Collective Arts), Barabas (Hall for Cornwall), Walk With Me (Kneehigh), The Magic Beanstalk (Light Theatre), Potted Pirates, Potted Panto (with Dan & Jeff), How Long Would You Wait?, The Cold Truth, I Am Not A Robot, Poison (Effervescent).

Tim Mascall

Tim Mascall

Lighting Designer

West End credits include: Why The Whales Came (Pinter), Well (Apollo), Ruby Wax: Losing It (Duchess), The Vagina Monologues (Wyndhams), Potted Panto (Garrick and Vaudeville), Eric And Little Ern (Vaudeville), Derren Brown: Enigma (Adelphi), Evening Of Wonder (Garrick), Infamous (Palace), Miracle (Palace), Something Wicked This Way Comes (Old Vic). Other London credits include: Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson, Ruby Wax: Out Of Her Mind, Fully Committed and Without You (Menier Chocolate Factory) The Importance Of Being Earnest (Regents Park Open Air) Invincible (St James). Further UK credits include: Lionboy (Complicite), Long Day’s Journey Into Night, A Taste Of Honey, Kill Jonny Glendenning, Faith Healer (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh) The Real Thing and Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath). Opera credits include: The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington), Aida (Opera Holland Park), The Gamblers and Peter Grimes (Royal Festival Hall). www.timmascall.co.uk

Simon Scullion

Simon Scullion

Set Designer

Simon trained at Wimbledon School of Art and was Theatre Design Finalist for the Linbury Prize. Most recent credits: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo and National Tour), Showstoppers! (Apollo) and Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road (Trafalgar Studios). Other theatre credits include: The Father (Belgrade Theatre Coventry), The Leisure Society (Trafalgar Studios), Potted Panto (Vaudeville), Murder on the Nile (UK tour), Alarms and Excursions (UK tour), Peppa Pig Live (tour), Lazytown Live (tour), Quartermaine’s Terms (UK tour), Quartet (UK tour), Larkrise (tour) and Elizabeth and Raleigh: Late but Live (Edinburgh Festival). www.simonscullion.co.uk

Hanna Berrigan

Hanna Berrigan

Associate Director

Directing credits include Public Property(Trafalgar Studios), Slowly (Riverside Studios, The Wrestling School), The Lover (Gale Theatre, Barbados), Paradox (RSC), The Real Thing (Osip), God is a DJ (Theatre 503), One Minute (RADA), The Nature of Things (The Place), La Musica Deuxième (Gate), Teenager of the Year (Latitude), The Bald Prima Donna (Etcetera). Hanna worked as Associate Director on The 39 Steps for three years, which involved directing West End casts, the regional tour and new productions in Israel, Italy, and Australia. She has worked as an assistant director at the RSC, the National Theatre and the Royal Court and for Howard Barker. Hanna is an associate of The Wrestling School.

Richard Hurst

Richard Hurst

Director

Recipient of the RSC’s Buzz Goodbody Director Award and short-listed for The Guardian Award, two Olivier Awards, RTS comedy writing award. Directing includes Potted Panto, Potted Pirates, Girl and Dean, Pegabovine, Moon the Loon, The Edinburgh Love Tour, Bill Hicks: Slight Return, The Art of Success, Hamlet, Women Beware Women, Phaedra’s Love, Twelfth Night, Ripley Bogle, The Tempest. As a writer: Potted Pirates and Potted Panto (with Dan and Jeff); The Edinburgh Love Tour and Bill Hicks: Slight Return (with Chas Early); Hard Times and Ripley Bogle (adapted). For television: co-creator/writer of Bluestone 42 (BBC3); as co-writer Miranda (BBC1), The Rebel (Gold); as writer, three episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV2/ Showtime).

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James Percy

James Percy

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

James was born and raised in Doncaster, England. Following a Law Degree at The University of Liverpool, he trained classically at Birmingham School of Acting. Since then, James has worked internationally as an actor and comedian. For the last few years James has appeared in the World Tour of the two-man, Olivier Award-nominated Potted Potter, which included seasons in New York, Chicago, LA and tours of Australia, Asia, Canada and the USA. He has also recently toured the UK with the internationally acclaimed Reduced Shakespeare Company.

In 2010, James became the youngest actor to ever play the role of Wilbur Turnblad, in Hairspray: The Broadway Musical (USA). Theatre credits also include: Julius Caesar (UK Tour), Beauty & The Beast: The Musical, The Importance Of Being Earnest (Derby), Ladies in Retirement, Carmilla, Design For Murder (UK Tours), Alice in Wonderland: The Musical, Snow White (Doncaster), Sleeping Beauty (Wimborne), Peter Pan (Chesterfield), Edward VIII, St. Trinian’s: The Musical (London), The Memory Of Water (Birmingham) and Iago in Othello (Birmingham). James appeared in the American comedy improv show Throw Me A Line and was the resident comedian on the world’s largest cruiseship, Royal Caribbeans Oasis of The Seas. www.jamespercyonline.com – @james_percy

Joseph Maudsley

Joseph Maudsley

ALTERNATE PERFORMER

Joseph is a Derby born, London based, Birmingham School of Acting trained actor. He has toured with the Olivier award nominated show Potted Potter numerous times, all over the USA and Canada, including seasons in Chicago and Toronto. His most recent works have included a UK tour with The Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) and a number of UK and Channel Island tours with Oddsocks Theatre Company including Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar, Demetrius/Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benedick/Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. His most recent TV appearance saw him in ITV’s Grantchester.

Other than acting his main passions are basketball (playing and watching), woodwork (he’s in the process of building his own tiny-house) and drawing (see his art on Redbubble as artist JJMoe7).  He is a proud Hufflepuff and dedicates his performance to his friends and family who continually support him in following his dreams. Don’t be a stranger and say hello on Twitter and Instagram @JosephMaudsley.

Jefferson Turner

Jefferson Turner

Writer & Creator

Jeff started working with Dan way back in 2005. Since then, they have written the globally successful Potted Potter, Potted Pirates and Potted Panto together. These shows have collected two Olivier nominations and enjoyed multiple West End runs, Off-Broadway seasons, and international tours between them. Jeff has performed in all these shows, as well as Potted Sherlock, sharing the stage almost constantly with the tall one, for well over 3,000 stage hours. And counting!! They have also been allowed to appear together on TV far more than is sensible too, on shows such as: Blue Peter (BBC), Richard & Judy (C4), The Slammer (BBC) and Big Brother’s Little Brother (C4). Though they are best known in the UK for being the in-house presenters in the CBBC Office (BBC), messing around in Brits’ living rooms from 2008-2010!

In 2017, Jeff trained with Second City when they popped over to London, which was awesome. They brought the comedy, and Jeff brought the tea. Jeff can’t really remember a time before he worked almost constantly with Dan. But Dan says it’s OK; any work Jeff did before he met Dan just doesn’t matter. So that’s nice.

Daniel Clarkson

Daniel Clarkson

Writer & Creator

According to Wikipedia, Daniel is a British comedy actor, playwright and director with two Olivier nominations and a Blue Peter Badge.”  Graduating from Bretton Hall, Daniel is probably best known for being one half of the comedy double act “Dan and Jeff”, renowned across the globe for their “Potted” stage shows as well as an 18-month residence in the CBBC office as their in-house presenters.  With four shows now under his belt (Potted Potter, Potted Pirates, Potted Panto and the latest Potted Sherlock, which Daniel co-wrote with his brother Tom), he has received both audience and critical acclaim, having had sell-out seasons in both London’s West End and New York, and completed several successful international tours. Potted Potter was even translated into Spanish, which Daniel then directed in Mexico City.

In 2017 Daniel wrote and created, King Kong (a comedy) which premiered at the Vaults in London, enjoying a successful 10-week run and nominated for 3 “Offies”, including Best Production. This summer he will be opening his latest creation The Crown Dual – a comic parody of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’. He feels it’ll be a sure-fire way to fast track his knighthood!  Between wizarding and writing, Daniel also appears as Puppet Steve in the anarchic late night comedy chat show Mr. Thing, which has enjoyed sell out runs at both the Edinburgh and Brighton comedy festivals.

Daniel has had regular appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – writing, performing and directing his unique brand of condensed comedy, and was fortunate enough to spend six months in LA training and working with The Upright Citizens Brigade. He was also in the British soap opera Coronation Street a couple of times … (he didn’t know how to fit that in but his mum said “he really should”.) @Daniel_Veronica (tweet him and help his ongoing quest to get more followers than Bieber!)

Reviews

  • ★★★★
    Even the purest of Potter fans would find it hard to object. My Potter experts loved it.
    London Financial Times
  • You could do no better than to see Potted Potter.
    Toronto Globe & Mail
  • ★★★★Its infectious pandemonium is sure to please. Truly magical.

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Timeline

2005

Dan and Jeff are asked to create a five-minute street show recapping the plot of the first five Potter books, for performance to queues of fans waiting for the midnight release of the sixth book.

2006

Potted Potter is born as the street show expands into an hour-long performance in which the first six books are parodied. The show premieres on August 4 at Edinburgh’s Zoo Southside venue. Forging a partnership with producer James Seabright and director Dominic Knutton, Dan and Jeff premiere a new version of the show at Pleasance Islington in October.

2007

Under the guidance of director Richard Hurst, the show tours the U.K. including Pleasance Edinburgh, where the seventh book is incorporated just a few days after its release. The tour finishes with a Christmas run at Trafalgar Studios in London.

2008

More U.K. touring, again playing Edinburgh Fringe and London. Dan and Jeff also launch their second show, Potted Pirates.

2009

Owing to their commitments as Children’s BBC presenters, Dan and Jeff hand over the show to a new cast, David Ahmad and John Helier, who take it on tour to Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and New Zealand Comedy Festival. Dan and Jeff wrestle the show back from them for a third and final Christmas run at Trafalgar Studios.

2010

The show takes a well-earned rest while Dan and Jeff create their new show, Potted Panto, premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe and transferring to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for Christmas, where it is nominated as Best Entertainment in the 2011 Olivier Awards.

2011

Potted Potter returns for another tour, starting at Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal and including runs at Pleasance Grand and London’s Garrick Theatre.

2012

Potted Potter is nominated for the Best Entertainment and Family Olivier Award and Potted Panto is nominated Best New Comedy in the Whatsonstage Awards. Potted Potter makes its North American premiere in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre. Following Toronto, Potted Potter opens off-Broadway at New York City’s Little Shubert Theater, followed by eight weeks in Chicago. The show tours across Australasia and South Africa.

2013

The show continues touring in the US and Canada, including a second season off-Broadway and a return season at London’s Garrick Theatre.

2014

Following its Mexican premiere, the show plays its first tour of Ireland, prior to dates on board cruise ships and across Australasia later in the year, concluding with a second season at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre. Meanwhile, Dan and Jeff created their fourth show, Potted Sherlock, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe and transferred to London’s West End for a Christmas season.

2015

A new tour of the US ran throughout the year, concluding with concurrent Christmas seasons at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse and San Francisco’s Palace of the Fine Arts.

2016

Dan and Jeff began the year with a tour of Potted Sherlock in the USA, before Potted Potter hit the road with locations including the show’s first trip to Kuala Lumpur, a return visit to DUCTAC in Dubai, and an extensive, coast-to-coast tour of Canada in the Autumn, concluding with seasons in Vancouver and Toronto.

Sunday Express

★★★★

The deliberately daft but utterly delightful Potted Potter is an unauthorised attempt to condense all seven Harry Potter books into one hour’s stage time, and saves you an awful lot of reading. There’s sure to be an authorised stage version one day that will take the stories altogether more seriously, but they will be hard pressed to summon such genuine affection and wit – let alone get the audience to play a game of Quidditch with just a bouncing ball.

Mark Shenton, Sunday Express

Time Out London

★★★★ Critics Choice

Things begin a little ominously for this fearless duo of reduced Rowling, writer-performers Jeff and Dan, who promise to deliver all seven Harry Potter books on stage, in just over an hour. Jeff is a Harry Potter expert/addict. Dan, however, is entirely ignorant of everything Hogwarts-related. Thus he has kitted out the stage with two fluffy warthogs, and a shabby wardrobe, through which he’s expecting all the characters to disappear to Narnia. And the audience is faced with the tiresome prospect of an hour of Jefferson Turner’s very straight man, whipping himself into a fury at the unfailing ineptitude of wacky odd-ball Daniel Clarkson.
But when Jeff picks up the first Potter instalment to boil down to five-minute size, dramatic matters take several turns for the better. Jeff is an overly enthused, bespectacled Harry, while Dan, a limitless supply of bad hats and dodgy plastic puppets to hand, plays everyone else, with increasingly anarchic, persuasive charm.

Their dealings with hecklers, like the treatment of the Potter series in general, is always cheekily rude, rather than snearingly mean, and it’s the buoyant geniality of the near impossible task at hand that renders it so endearing to the all-ages audience. That and the raucous game of quidditch, involving a blow-up globe, two large hoops, and a larger-than-life snitch that flies with the aid of flapping Marigold gloves. Voldemort’s refrain, ‘I Won’t Survive?’, marks a gloriously irreverent finale to a joyous, unarguably thin, but very lovable romp through Rowling’s back catalogue.

Time Out London

The London Daily Telegraph

★★★★

There was an alarming moment when my 14-year-old son and I entered the foyer of the Trafalgar Studios only to find the place bursting at the seams with tiny tots with ages ranging from five to eight.

I’d persuaded Edward to come to Potted Potter on the basis that this was going to be a devastating parody of JK Rowling’s books, and that it would be mocking, sophisticated and clever. In fact it, looked as though we were going to be in for the theatrical equivalent of Jackanory. Edward assumed that martyred look of the self-conscious teenager with an unreliable parent. Forty years earlier, I would have adopted an identical expression myself.

But, in fact, the show turns out to be a bit of a blast. The two performers Dan and Jeff are a classic double act, with Jefferson Turner playing the Ernie Wise role of the perennially hopeful yet permanently aggrieved straight man, while Daniel Clarkson adopts the Eric Morecambe persona of the dotty surrealist who knows exactly how to wind his partner up.

Initially, I found Dan’s wild-eyed, manic manner and constant shouting a touch fatiguing, but surprised myself by greatly warming to him as the show progressed.

What’s remarkable about Potted Potter is that it genuinely seems to appeal to audiences of all ages, as Dan and Jeff attempt to race through all seven Harry Potter books in just one hour.

After a slightly tedious opening, in which Jeff berates Dan for not securing the props, sets and actors he’d demanded, the duo get cracking on the books. Plump and amiable, Jeff plays the boy wizard, and Dan plays all the other roles, heroically undeterred by the fact that he seems to have only the most distant acquaintance with Rowling’s epic oeuvre.

The pair whip up an atmosphere of crazy delirium with glove-puppet monsters, enjoyably awful jokes, quick changes, silly accents and frenzied slapstick. And the audience participation proves riotous, especially in a frenzied game of Quidditch, in which poor Jeff finds himself absurdly dressed up as the golden snitch and the adults in the audience behave even worse than the kids when it comes to gaining possession of the Quaffle.

As someone who gave up on the Potter books (along with my wife and son) when faced with the dauntingly long fourth instalment, deciding that life was too short for quite so much turgid prose and repetitive plotting, the irreverence of this show comes as a blessed relief. And while adults can enjoy seeing JK Rowling’s disappointingly ponderous and po-faced fiction so gleefully sent up, the tinies are manifestly, and audibly, getting a real buzz out of the sheer anarchy of it all.

It will be a some time before I forget mild-mannered Jeff suddenly cracking and complaining about just how boring the character of Harry Potter actually is, even longer before the spectacle of Dan as Dumbledore, “the only wizard in the village”, fades from the memory as he sings the great gay anthem I Am What I Am. Listen out, too, for Voldemort’s version of the disco classic I Will Survive.

For those looking for an alternative to pantomime which will tickle the funny bone of every age group, this bonkers and blessedly brief show is just the ticket.

Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

The London Guardian

★★★★

Sublimely potty and done with the lightest of touches, this daft two-man parody of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels is a bliss fully funny 75 minutes for anyone with a passing acquaintance with the boy wizard and He Who Must Not Be Named. Like all really good parodies, Dan and Jeff’s “unauthorised Harry Experience” is both a send-up and a heartfelt homage. It also incorporates recent revelations, so that the outed Dumbledore becomes “the only wizard in the village”.

In fact, it is all terrific family entertainment, as performers and writers Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner “muggle” along with just the right mix of boyish exuberance and cack-handed charm. Dan, in particular, often seems a trifle confused between his Potter and his Lord of the Rings and Narnia adventures. Then there is his misunderstanding about the difference between Hogwarts and warthogs. And when he plays the Defence of the Dark Arts teacher, Lupin, the werewolf has inexplicably transmuted into an elephant. These mixups weigh heavily on self-appointed Harry Potter expert Jeff, all the more because Dan has used all the money set aside to employ 20 actors on the dragon in Book Four. The dragon, needless to say, turns out to be a severe disappointment.

At moments, there is a touch of the National Theatre of Brent in the prickly relationship between Dan and Jeff. This is also the only show in town in which the audience get to participate in a game of quidditch, even though Dan appears to think that a vacuum cleaner can be substituted for a Nimbus 2000 and Jeff has a trying time as the Golden Snitch. A winner in every way.

The London Times

★★★★

The cleverest thing about this two-man parody (updated, book by book) is that it appeals both to the ardent fan as an in-joke, and to parents… Precision disguised as incompetence is a perennial form of comedy. These guys are good.

Toronto Star

★★★★

Even if you don’t know your wand from a hole in the ground, I guarantee you’ll go positively potty over Potted Potter. Muggle or master wizard, you’re going to love this show.

The New York Times

Critics Choice

With all the Harry Potter books and movies done, and no new material to pore over, where can a devoted Muggle get a fix? You could fly to Florida, to the Universal Studios Orlando theme park. Or over to Britain, where tours of the films’ sets, at Leavesden Studios outside London, have begun. Online, there’s always J. K. Rowling’s Pottermore Web site.

Or you could make your way to the Little Shubert Theater, where the gloriously goofy “Potted Potter” is being staged. Billed as “the unauthorized Harry experience,” this parody makes the perfect claim for the Twitter age: all seven books — roughly 4,000 pages — in 70 minutes.

Potted Potter is the antic creation of Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, better known in Britain as Dan and Jeff, onetime presenters on CBBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation’s children’s network. In the best two-man comedy tradition, Jeff, the shorter one, is the straight man, the expert on all things Harry; Dan, the taller one, is the one who’s faking it, confusing the series with The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Using bad wigs and Silly String on a set so cheap it might have been furnished by Craigslist, Mr. Clarkson and Mr. Turner do indeed tell an abbreviated, ridiculous version of the Boy Who Lived. Mr. Turner plays Harry, though when he wears those signature glasses, he looks more like that pinball wizard, Elton John. Mr. Clarkson, channeling a caffeinated Robin Williams, plays everyone else, including, among others, Ron and Hermione; Draco Malfoy; Snape; the Weasleys; Sirius Black; Mad-Eye Moody; Dumbledore; and, of course, He Who Must Not Be Named.

Dobby, the house elf, makes an appearance, as does Nagini, Voldemort’s snake; Death Eaters and — crucial to Mr. Clarkson, at least — the dragon from Book 4. A highlight is the game Quidditch played with audience participation. And a very golden Snitch.

Potted Potter grew from a five-minute street sketch recapping the first five books that the two created in 2005 to entertain Potter fans lined up for the release of the sixth, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. When they expanded it with runs in the West End in London and in Toronto, they no doubt took some cues from the popular Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

The flavor is Monty Python meets vaudeville, ragged and thrown together in a spirit similar to fan-created homages like Potter Puppet Pals and A Very Potter Musical. You don’t need to know all the plot twists and nuances of Hogwarts to enjoy the in-jokes, though clearly most of the delighted crowd does. (On the off chance you’re in the middle of the series, be warned: spoilers lurk throughout, though the original does not include a disco ball.)

Besides, if you miss something, another laugh will be along shortly. Clearly Mr. Clarkson and Mr. Turner attended Professor Flitwick’s charms class, because the duo casts the perfect spell over the audience: Reductio ad absurdum.

The New York Times