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Potted Potter Reviews

PlaysFamily ShowsComedy Theatre

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 32



5.0 star rating Heidi from Detroit, Michigan


Took my 10 year old son to see Potted Potter this afternoon. He laughed so hard my son choked on candy. Hilarious, kid friendly and loved the game of Quid. Only wish I brought my 12 year old son and husband as they would have loved it too!

5.0 star rating Claude Young from New York, New York


This show's NYC season more than lives up to its award- nominated status in London. We attended with a big group of family across all ages from 6 to 60 and everyone had a great time, even those of us who know nothing about Harry Potter!

5.0 star rating Amanda from New York, New York


Great for all ages! We were a group of ten ages 8 to 44. Permanent smiles on everyone's face! My 13-year-old laughed so hard she could barely breathe. All of her friends want to see it again. Great night - Go see it!!

5.0 star rating Sher from Toronto, Ontario


Potted Potter is absolutely hilarious from start to finish. The audience laughed so hard and everyone had a great time. So good that we have all purchased tickets to see it again when they return this year!

5.0 star rating Wes Long from Charlotte, North Carolina


I'm 52 years old and took my son (17) and daughter (22). I read the books to my daughter when she was young, and this series of books means the world to her. My son is merely familiar with the story-line. While the show was not quite what I expected, in that it was geared towards a younger audience, we nonetheless found it irresistibly fun. We had a blast - I can't imagine how much fun it was for the younger kids in the audience. Fantastic venue too. I hadn't been in the theater in quite a long time.

5.0 star rating Charles from Houston, Texas


My family and I had a blast at this hilarious British comedy based on the Harry Potter series. We had 3 generations laughing along together and not all of us have even seen the films or read the books! Great intimate venue and super fun Quidditch match involving the whole audience! Thanks to all involved.

5.0 star rating John Holden from Corpus Christi


Wasn't expecting much other than to please my 13yr old daughter who's a Harry Potter enthusiast. But alas, the show from start to finish was a great laugh and not at all what I was expecting. The two actors on stage improvised so much and it was with hilarious effects. A must see in my opinion!

5.0 star rating Greg J from Houston, Texas


This is a must see!

5.0 star rating Serena Strauss from Houston, Texas


This show was hilarious! The Quidditch game was especially amusing -- my daughter and I loved it!

5.0 star rating Tommy from Houston, Texas


After starting to read the books together as a family we all went to see Potted Potter and we absolutely loved it! You don't need to be a fan or have read the books at all, but our little gang loved laughing along together at parts we remembered reading. A must-see for fans or otherwise!

5.0 star rating Vanessa from Las Vegas, Nevada


I was absolutely cracking up the whole time. You need to know HP to get it. Go in with an open mind that it's a two man show and let yourself giggle at the silly things.

5.0 star rating Christy from San Francisco, California


This show kept me and the rest of my party laughing the entire time. It would be appropriate for anyone (any age) who knows and loves the Harry Potter books and movies. (You do need to be familiar with the books and movies to truly understand everything.) Scott and Joe kept us thoroughly entertained the entire time. While it was most definitely a scripted show, you could tell when they went off script and caught the other off guard. Even the off-script moments were brilliant. There was audience participation and involvement. They invited Two children to the stage to be quidditch captains. It was most definitely money well spent.

5.0 star rating Kenny from Las Vegas, Nevada


Went with our group of 6. We were all laughing the whole time. 10/10 would do again

4.0 star rating Steve from Hudson, Wisconsin


Potted Potter was a fun evening for a couple of Harry Potter fans like myself and my partner interested in a different kind of Potter experience compared to the books and movies. We had no expectations, and we were delighted by the two actors' performances and overall effort. While it is true that the set design and overall concept were low-budget, we were not bothered by that. Apart from the fast pace and humor, the actors' engagement with the audience was a welcome part of the performance. It pleased the crowd, including us. We also enjoyed the political humor and most of the self-referential remarks. Well done, boys.

2.0 star rating Marianne Larsen from Toronto, Ontario


We saw Potted Potter at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto last week. It was a waste of money. The theatre ought to have made it clear that you are not seeing the original two actors that created the show, but only understudies. The jokes fell flat. The timing was off for many of them. It was silly and appropriate perhaps for children under 5, but not for Harry Potter fans who are looking for a fast-paced parody of the novels.

2.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


2 actors doing an improv with dollar store props..barely any set at all. There were no clever jokes or much expression of talent. This was worth a $15 cover at max. Charging customers over $70 for a show that barely has any production value and only 2 actors feels like a SCAM.

1.5 star rating DH from San Francisco, California


I agree with the person who was disappointed with this parody. I think the people who market this show should be clearer about the target audience. As an adult who loves a wide variety of comedy and has a very good sense of humor, I was either bored, annoyed, or mildly amused for most of this show because much of the silliness and jokes were just insipid. I loved the Harry Potter movies but hated most of this show (though it did get better towards the end). It was the worst live show (that wasn't free or inexpensive) that I've seen in my life. Though there are some amusing moments here and there, It is not much of a parody. (For those of age, for a truly funny parody, watch Monty Python and The Holy Grail) Our kids did enjoy it. If I were rating this from a child's perspective, I guess I would give it 3.5 stars, but I can't think like an 8 year old anymore. Kids are more easily pleased. And no doubt there exist adults who enjoyed this because I heard many of them laughing.

1.0 star rating Michael from Denver, Colorado


Horrible show, and an embarrassment of the concept. The only good thing was that the seats were comfortable and I took a nap. It truly is not an overview of the books or even movies, it's cheap crap that two men use to tell themselves they're funny. The props were terrible, and the two men did more convincing themselves they're actors than anything else. I mainly felt sorry for the kids that were dressed up in Potter costumes, they would have done better. This is not for anyone that has an appreciation for Potter.

1.0 star rating Betty from Minneapolis, Minnesota


My husband and I both thought this sounded like a fun show. To our dismay, it turned out to be anything but fun. My advice to anybody considering attending is - don't bother. No idea how this has gotten rave reviews. The 'humor' was on the level of the middle school class clown, and that's being kind. Most of the 'props' looked like they'd been bought at a garage sale. And, of course, there was the obligatory political jokes. Please, we did NOT pay to hear you joke about politics or to watch you act were supposed to ENTERTAIN us for 70 minutes with a parody of Harry Potter. You failed miserably. If I could have given this 1/2 star, I would have done so.

1.0 star rating T Krysan from Minneapolis, Minnesota


Don’t waste your money on a ticket!! This is community theatre at best with a big ticket price! The actors broke character (laughing to themselves), they mumbled (in trying to deliver lines too quickly) and they jumped the shark in bringing politics to the performance. I was underwhelmed and disappointed! Save yourself the $$ and moments of your life you can never get back!! ZERO STARS

1.0 star rating Jen from Minneapolis, Minnesota


I am admittedly a Harry Potter fanatic, so I was really looking forward to this show. I wanted to laugh, but it wasn’t funny. I wanted to be entertained, but it wasn’t entertaining. The ‘humor’ was geared toward ten year olds and their parents. I am neither a ten year old nor a parent. If you hadn’t seen the Harry Potter movies before going to the show (like my husband), you would never WANT to see them after sitting through this. It was a frenetic, confusing mess. The venue, however, was lovely, and there was beer, wine and mixed drinks for sale, so....there’s that.

1.0 star rating Andrew Garrett from Denver, Colorado


My wife bought us tickets to this show for my Birthday as we are both big fans of the series. I was SUPER disappointed... A two man cast runs around the stage, frantically flipping through the books attempting to recap the entire story, one of them pretending to not know a single thing about Harry Potter the entire show, the other a know it all (which got real old, real fast)... The humor was extremely juvenile, slap stick, and largely prop based (crappy wigs, hats, glasses, stuffed animals, squirt guns, silly string, etc...). Obviously intended for a very young audience. I mean, they actually used hand puppets several different times!! The little kids in the audience were all into it, of course, laughing and obviously assumed by the antics of these two clowns (one throws water in the other's crotch). I was definitely expecting something a little more witty and mature with a higher level of production value... Instead we got 'Sesame Street' goes to Hogwarts. My advice: Save Your Money!

1.0 star rating A A from Las Vegas, Nevada


I am an HP fan and was extremely disappointed in this show. Props seemed like were bought from dollar store and the 2 actors kept making fun of how cheap they were and how unorganized the show was.. well it wasn’t funny to me spending $60+ per ticket and seeing crap. Acting was forced and awkward. 70 min of awkwardness and amateur work not HP :(

1.0 star rating Simon from Las Vegas, Nevada


They are both good actors… but this is an amateur dramatics skit at best. Lacking a script and substance. A real shame. Many years ago I watched potted Shakespeare and that was brilliant…. Sadly (and 220 dollars later) this was not.

1.0 star rating Paula Greeley from Las Vegas, Nevada


Our family LOVEs Harry. But we couldn’t pretend that this was even tolerable. So cringe. Go see Beatles LOVE.

1.0 star rating Steve from Minneapolis, Minnesota


I'm a fan of the series and understood the jokes. The problem is that they were not clever and the props were greatly disappointing. It was more of a clown act fit for children. A $15 cover charge would have sufficed given the lack of production value.

1.0 star rating Maria I Casanova from Las Vegas, Nevada


This was not a very good show. The acting, the production, the script, were all very basic. It felt like a rehearsal of a high school performance. There is potential for something good there, but they need to invest some time and money into the show.

1.0 star rating CF from Concord, NH


My husband and I have waited over a month to come see this show and we were so excited; especially since we'd been playing Hogwarts Legacy. If you want to be robbed blind have at it, but this has got to be the poorest excuse of a Harry Potter parody that could have ever been created. In fact, it had no direction to it whatsoever. Very hard to believe it was anything more than two amateur "actors" performing an improv. I seriously felt so bad for everyone who spent even more money getting dressed up in their best HP house outfits for this. This was a complete insult to HP fans everywhere. I thought there was something wrong with me! Not funny at all.. very hard to understand at times too with how fast they were talking. One of the chapters they go through is a lame slideshow presentation. Nothing more than 2 guys running around in wigs using stuffed animals as props. Save your money. Dinner before and ice cream after were far more entertaining than this.

1.0 star rating John Pash from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


This show was terrible. It reminded me of my 9 and 11 year old putting on a puppet show in our living room. I am glad I only spent 40.00 per ticket. A lot of people around us were laughing. I can only assume that they were drunk or high. I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone over the age of 10.

1.0 star rating Edie Olson from Las Vegas, Nevada


This show destroyed my brain cells, my interest in Las Vegas, and even my love of America. What a disgraceful performance using and abusing the Harry Potter books.

1.0 star rating SA from Los Angeles


Have been to Vegas multiple times & already seen the selective shows that we’ve been genuinely guided to. Has no intention to catch one on this quick visit. Destiny has other plans. Thought would catch just this one show. Seemed different. It was! It was SO bad that there’s probably nothing like this in all of Vegas. Wonder how it even made it! Wished had read the bad reviews before spending $180 on 2 tickets for the most disastrous thing in the name of a show. But, somehow only the good reviews showed up till then! Not worth even 1/3rd of the amount they charged. Between us, my husband & I barely laughed. I was just trying to be polite. This “show” & the entire script was so boring, it was unbelievable!! Who wrote all those 5 star reviews?! I agree with someone that the only adults who laughed a lot must’ve done do coz they were so drunk! It’s a scam; not for audiences looking for great Vegas style production value, presentation or even plain old great humor! It’s a torture for an adult’s brain cells & not for anyone over kindergarten age! We knew within the first 2 minutes that we’d walked into a scam. Please catch any other entertainment in Vegas; free of paid, but spare yourself this torture even if you get free passes!


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