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    The magical ‘Potted Potter’ returns to Manila

    Potted Potter’s new duo, Benjamin Stratton and James Percy

    Potted Potter’s new duo, Benjamin Stratton and James Percy

    Magical things always happen in threes. And for all Filipino Potterheads, the ultimate example of this is here as Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience—A Parody by Dan and Jeff returns for its third Manila season.

    For the production’s third visit here in three consecutive years, Manila audiences can expect even louder guffaws from the show’s cheeky commentaries—all delightfully coated with a generous helping of Hogwarts magic.

    Playing at the RCBC Theatre in Makati from September 30 to October 5, the show features the new duo of Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, fresh from sell-out dates and standing ovations on the show’s first-ever Irish tour. The two actors now take on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes with only them performing all the roles.

    Originally crafted as a five-minute comedy sketch to entertain Harry Potter fans at a London bookshop as they awaited the release of the sixth installment in the JK Rowling series in 2005, it was created and first performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner.

     For this third showing, Manila theater goers can expect more laughs from the show’s cheeky commentaries

    For this third showing, Manila theater goers can expect more laughs from the show’s cheeky commentaries

    To mark Potted Potter’s return, co-creator Turner will be in attendance during the 2014 Potted Potter Opening Night Costume Party where special awards await the zaniest Wizarding World outfits.

    Potted Potter has played 30 weeks off-Broadway across two sold-out seasons, has had five West End runs, has enjoyed extensive UK and international tours, and has just embarked on a 2014 world tour including Mexico City, Canada, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore and Australia.

    During this time, the show has accumulated outstanding reviews from leading newspapers and media around the world, including Sydney’s Herald Sun, the Toronto Star and UK papers such as The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Express, Daily Mail, The Guardian, and The Financial Times.

    Potted Potter has undoubtedly cast more than just a rudimentary Hufflepuff charm on audiences, both die-hard fans and those new to the wonderful world of Harry Potter.

    Potted Potter 2014 is presented by Potted Productions, Concertus Manila, and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions together with co-presenting partner VISA. For more information, call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.TicketWorld.com.ph. Watch
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