Last night I went to see "Potted Potter" . a parody. The seven Harry Potter books condensed into about an hour and a half. Put on by Don and Jeff. I think - I could be wrong - that it's a franchise which indicates to me that actors buy into it.
Anyway this particular show got rave reviews in Auckland and Wellington (google 'Potted Potter review a night of fun' from www.stuff.co.nz.
It didn't rate much with me. So children's pantomime-ish. Only two actors on stage with props, e.g.hand puppets (dragon, Dobby). wigs/hats/glasses: Hermione, Ron, Harry, etc. Toy car for the Anglia Ford that flies. I saw a bit of it the day before excerpted on tv's "Good Morning" and wondered what I was getting into.
There were mainly adults in the audience. Some books were acted out, for one there was a power point cartoon-y presentation, and for the quidditch match, the audience was divided into two house teams (Griffindor and Slytherin) and given a big beach ball to try to hit into the respective goals.
Some people like all this sort of stuff, but I don't
My main criticism was that one of the actors had a thick heavy Irish accent and because of trying to get the 7 plots out in the allotted time, he was gabbling really fast. I could hardly understand him. A waste of $65.
PS: J and I got in 5 swims for October (phewww!) and we've done one for November.