Harry Potter and the House Elves on Strike (an unofficial sequel)
A comedy play at Leicester Square Theatre on 14th May
A group of London’s most celebrated and inventive alternative comedians are bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to the London stage on May 14th in an original comedy play at Leicester Square Theatre.
Harry Potter and the House Elves on Strike is an unofficial sequel to the Harry Potter series set several years after the last book with the gang all grown up but still full of that lovable awkwardness and sense of adventure.
Harry Potter (Adam Larter) is celebrating his, once enemy and now friend, Draco Malfoy’s (Joz Norris) birthday party when the House Elves go on strike. He calls in some old pals to put on a party – what could possibly go-wrong?
The play is a co-production of Laugh Out London (third best comedy club in London – Time Out) and Weirdos Comedy Club (“the closest thing we have to a modern-day Comic Strip” – Chortle). It is written and directed by Adam Larter, head of Weirdos, who also stars as the boy wizard.
It follows Harry Potter and the Inapproprate Halloween, which showed at Leicester Square Theatre last year to more than 300 muggles.
Adam’s previous work includes a sell-out run of the original comedy pantos Weirdos For Christmas Number One and A Christmas Tail at Bob Slayer’s Christmas Grotto these past two Decembers, as well as The Colonel (the story of a certain fried chicken entrepreneur) and a live reproduction of Steven Spielberg’s classic film Hook.
The rest of the cast of muggles* and mudbloods** includes:
Kathryn Bond as Ginny Weasley
One half of critical acclaimed sketch duo That Pair. ‘Top-notch gooning around’ - ***** Broadway Baby.
Matt Tedford as Ron Weasley
Star of five star Edinburgh Fringe and London hit Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
Marny Godden as Hermione Granger
"A promising eccentric" - The Scotsman
Joz Norris as Draco Malfoy
"A born entertainer" - Chortle
As various other characters:
Cassie Atkinson, Jon Brittain, Sooz Kempner, Gareth Morinan
‘Side-splittingly hilarious. It was low-budget, rife with technical problems, and the actors forgot many of their lines, but it all added up to a very, very funny show’ – MuggleNet review (Harry Potter fansite)
‘By sticking with their DIY, non-conformist comedy, the gang have produced some of the silliest, funniest and most innovative shows on the circuit, and built up a large, loyal following along the way’ – Time Out
Details of the event:
Date: Saturday 14th May 2016
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX
Nearest station: Leicester Square (2 minute walk)
Time: Doors 8:15pm, Start 8:45pm
Tickets: £12.50 (£10 concession)
Age limit: 18+
Dress code: Fancy
Ticket Link: http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/
If you would like more information or to speak to someone involved in the production please email firstname.lastname@example.org