Relive the entire Harry Potter saga in just 70 minutes
Harry Potter’s popularity is as durable as a lightning-shaped scar. Two actor-writers have cashed in on the perma-fandom by stuffing all seven volumes of the series into Potted Potter, an unauthorized 70-minute comedy act. The performers are Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, who are known in the U.K. as Dan and Jeff. They’re a vaudevillian pair of former BBC kid-show hosts who began messing around with J.K. Rowling’s wizarding epic as a piece of satirical street theatre. The resulting stage show has toured the world, and is now returning to Toronto for a month-long run. Turner, in a pair of fat-rimmed Warby Parkers, is an exaggeratedly earnest Harry, while the stringbean Clarkson races around the stage as every other character. It’s a tart, zany take on the wizarding world, without the time commitment.
Dec. 17 to Jan 11. $29.95–$99.95. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St., 416-872-1212, mirvish.com.