Potted Potter Review: Magical Goodness

My brother and I at opening night. Minutes before we went through Platform 9 3/4.
That must have been it! A magical spell of sorts being cast upon the audience each time Benjamin Stratton and James Percy took to the stage for 70 minutes of non-stop comedy - leaving all of us in stitches and wanting for more.

Potted Potter will be in town until Sunday, 14 September, so you better make your way to the nearest ticketing counters to grab yourselves passes to funniest Harry Potter retelling ever.

Exuberant and fun, Potted Potter managed to condense all 7 books, fit in a rousing game of Quidditch and a dragon with googly eyes, flies across the stage and spits fire. Fancy that!

The show starts of with both the actors as themselves and James leaving Ben with the responsibility to hire some award-winning actors (*ahem* Dame Judy Dench) to play the parts of the other characters. Ben however decides that their entire budget would be better spent on a spectacular Hungarian Horntail dragon from the fourth installment - The Goblet of Fire. Hilarity ensues as James insists that Ben play all the characters including my favourite version of Ron Weasley yet.

The chemistry between Ben Stratton and James Percy can be summed up in one word - phenomenal. The Singapore audience were definitely cheering them on as the dynamic duo were consistent as ever in their delivery, even with the improv and crazy wigs.

Do you need to be a Potterhead to attend? The answer is clearly no. While all that wizarding knowledge is good to have as the show weaves in and out into their fast-paced summaries of the books, it's not just a show about Harry Potter. It's Ben and James' own world of wizardry. No books needed for that. Just a ticket will do.

We were way early! The seats were soon filled and so were the ones on the balcony.

Tickets here:
VENUE: Jubilee Hall Raffles Hotel
DATES: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th September 2014
TICKETS: from $70 
BOOKINGS: Tickets available through SISTIC.
Hotline: 6348 5555
All SISTIC authorized agents island-wide
Corporate hospitality bookings contact: katiem@showbizasia.com or corporate@showbizasia.com or call 6688 1029

For more information: www.lunchbox-productions.com or www.pottedpotter.com.au


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