Interview with POTTED POTTER star JAMES PERCY

Actor/Comedian JAMES PERCY on playing the iconic Harry Potter for over five years and the continued international success of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff. The show returns this holiday season for a four-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) Dec. 11, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.

ABOUT JAMES PERCY

James was born and raised in Doncaster, England. Following a law degree at the University of Liverpool, he attended Birmingham School of Acting. Since then, James has starred in various productions in the UK and USA, as well as working internationally as a stand-up comedian. In 2010 James became the youngest actor to ever play the role of ‘Wilbur Turnblad’ in Hairspray, a role he reprised in 2011.

James has also starred in a variety of productions including title roles in Julius Caesar and Romeo & Juliet, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (Derby), Sleeping Beauty (Tivoli Wimborne), Edward VIII (National Trust), Dick Whittington (UK Tour), St. Trinian’s The Musical (Pacific Playhouse), The Memory of Water (Birmingham) and Iago in Othello (Birmingham). ​James also appeared in the comedy improv show, Throw Me A Line and was recently the resident comedian on the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. @james_percy

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Broadway In Chicago, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions are delighted to
announce the return this holiday season of the hit off-Broadway show, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, for a four-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) Dec. 11, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020. 

A Critic’s Pick by the Daily Herald, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out London, Washington Post and Boston Globe, the show won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide. The current Las Vegas engagement of the show is the recent recipient of several Best of Las Vegas awards, including the 2019 Gold Winner for the Best New Production in Las Vegas.

Created by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting,” all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique set of rules.

Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family.

TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets for Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff range in price from $39.95 – $79.95 with a select number of premium tickets available. Individual ticket will be available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets also are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected]

ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre. Broadway In Chicago proudly celebrates 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre.