About the show


Seven classic pantomimes in eighty hilarious minutes! Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a fourth festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour of Potted Potter.

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from panto, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London. It’s all unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106.

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Saturday 10 December 2016 – Sunday 15 January 2017
BOOK ONLINEor call 0330 333 4811

Schedule

Sat 10 December
11am
Sun 11 December
1pm & 4pm
Thur 15 December
4pm
Fri 16 December
4pm
Sat 17 December
11am
Sun 18 December
1pm & 4pm
Thur 22 December
1pm & 4pm
Fri 23 December
1pm & 4pm
Sat 24 December
11am
Tue 27 December
11am
Wed 28 December
11am
Thur 29 December
1pm & 4pm
Fri 30 December
1pm & 4pm
Sat 31 December
11am
2017
Sun 1 January
1pm & 4pm
Tues 3 January
1pm & 4pm
Sat 7 January
11am
Sun 8 January
1pm & 4pm
Sat 14 January
11am
Sun 15 January
1pm & 4pm

The Garrick Theatre


2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

Ticket information


Running Time: 90mins incl 10min interval

Age recommendation: 6+

Tickets from £22.00
All tickets include a 50p Theatre Restoration Levy.

Stalls: £22, £32 Premium
Dress Circle: £22, £32 Premium
Grand Circle: £22

Family tickets: £80 for four band A seats

Group rates available
Group bookings (all Nimax theatres, provided by Quay Tickets):
0330 333 4817 or nimaxgroups@quaytickets.com


The Team

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    Daniel Clarkson

    Writer and Performer
  • jeffersonturnerheadshot

    Jefferson Turner

    Writer and Performer
  • joanna-bool

    Joanna Bool

    Performer
  • paul-aitchison

    Paul Aitchison

    Performer
  • liam-jeavons

    Liam Jeavons

    Understudy
  • max-wilson

    Max Wilson

    Understudy

The Creative Team

  • Richard Hurst

    Co-Writer & Director
  • Jon Brittain

    Associate Director
  • Phil Innes

    Composer
  • Simon Scullion

    Designer
  • Tim Mascall

    Lighting Design
  • Tom Lishman

    Sound Design
  • James Seabright

    Producer
  • Martin Clarkson

    Executive Producer

Max Wilson

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Max Wilson

Understudy

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Liam Jeavons

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Liam Jeavons

Understudy

Originally from Birmingham, Liam Jeavons trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), where he graduated in 2012.
Since then Liam has worked across Theatre, TV, and Film, as well as performing as much as he can on the Stand Up Comedy Circuit.
He’s delighted to be joining the cast of Potted Panto, and is looking forward to a great run at The Garrick theatre this Christmas.

Theatre Credits: The 39 Steps (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Accidental Brummie (The Birmingham Rep);
Primetime Workshop (The Royal Court); Owen Wingrave (Aldeburgh Music Festival); Threeway
(Old Red Lion); Around The world in 80 days (Vienna’s English Theatre); Under the Concrete Waiting,
Richard III, Caucasian Chalk Circle (ALRA)

Film & Television: Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC); WPC 56 (BBC); The library (Independent Film);
Father Brown (BBC); A Stolen Moment (Independent Film); Doctors (BBC)

Paul Aitchison

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Paul Aitchison

Performer

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Joanna Bool

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Joanna Bool

Performer

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Martin Clarkson

Martin Clarkson

Executive Producer

Following a ‘lifetime’ with the Board of Marks and Spencer, Martin has become a coach and trusted advisor to senior leaders and decision makers worldwide.

He was a founding partner and is now Chairman of The Storytellers – a strategic consultancy helping companies focus on the human element of successful change, using the power of storytelling.

More recently he co-founded ‘elderberry’ – a unique business venture that helps organisations better understand and benefit from the commercial impact of the baby boomer generation.

With a long-standing love of the performing arts, his remaining time is divided between theatre production, drama festivals and chairing ‘26’ a unique group of writers, who focus on inspiring a greater love of words in business, in life and in performance.

James Seabright

James Seabright

Producer

James is an Olivier Award winning theatrical producer and general manager. Following graduation from Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2001, he was awarded the Stage One producer bursary in 2002. Currently, he is on the board of the League of Independent Producers, chairs the board of the King’s Head Theatre, sits on the bursary panel of Stage One, is an associate of Wilton’s Music Hall and a member of the Society of London Theatre.

Current productions include Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Lyric), Trainspotting and Fucking Men (King’s Head productions at The Vaults), A Christmas Carol (Fitzrovia Radio Hour at The Vaults), Potted Panto (Garrick) and Potted Potter (world tour) both created by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Superbolt Theatre’s Dinosaur Park – The Jurassic Parody (St James, Wilton’s Music Hall and UK tour), Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by Nina Simone Black Is The Color Of My Voice (Wilton’s Music Hall and UK tour), Adam Kay’s shows The Remains Of Tom Lehrer and Fingering A Minor On The Piano (Edinburgh Fringe and UK tour) and last but not least, two Bard-inspired productions: Shakespeare Untold (world tour with Shakespeare’s Globe) and William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) on UK tour with the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Previous productions include: Our Boys by Jonathan Lewis (Duchess Theatre), The Lion by Benjamin Scheuer (St James), The Only Way Is Downton by Luke Kempner (Trafalgar Studios and UK/American tours), Eric and Little Ern (Vaudeville Theatre & UK tour), Potted Sherlock and Potted Pirates (with Dan and Jeff) Bill Hicks: Slight Return by Chas Early and Richard Hurst, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Oliver Reed: Wild Thing by Rob Crouch and Mike Davis, and solo shows starring David Benson, Simon Callow, Natalie Haynes, Chris Larner, Linda Marlowe, Phil Nichol, Jan Ravens, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Sam Wills and Sarah-Louise Young.

James speaks regularly on producing to student audiences, including at RADA, the National Film and Television School, TRH Masterclass and TheatreCraft. His book, So You Want to Be a Theatre Producer? was published in 2010 by Nick Hern, and a revised edition was released this year.

Tom Lishman

Tom Lishman

Sound Design

Tom’s work in the West End has included The Caretaker, Pete And Dud Come Again, Medea, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Brief Lives, Twelve Angry Men, The Gin Game, Taking Sides, A Letter of Resignation, Life Support , The Hothouse, The Rivals, Vita and Virginia, Hobson’s Choice and Rope. He designed sound for Ashes to Ashes (Royal Court), The Great Game: Afghanistan, Not Black & White, Broken Glass, Women Power & Politics and Greta Garbo Came To Donegal (Tricycle), I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio), A Tainted Dawn, Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job and A British Subject (Edinburgh Festival), The Farm, Those Magnificent Men and The Falling Sky (New Perspectives), The Man Next Door (Hoipolloi), and four seasons of operas for Grange Park Opera, as well as productions for repertory theatres including Guildford, Windsor, Farnham, Bristol, Chester, Cheltenham and Derby, and many national tours.

Tom has created almost 60 sound designs for Chichester Festival Theatre.

Tim Mascall

Tim Mascall

Lighting Design

West End credits include Eric and Little Ern (Vaudeville and tour), Well (Apollo), Ruby Wax: Losing It (Duchess), Derren Brown: An Evening of Wonder (Garrick), Something Wicked This Way Comes (Old Vic), Enigma (Adelphi), Why the Whales Came (Comedy), The Vagina Monologues (Wynddams), and Lies Have Been Told (Trafalgar Studios).

Other London productions have included The Importance of Being Earnest (Regent’s Park), Vote Dizzy (Soho), Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson (Menier), The Lady of Burma (Riverside), How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Southwark), Chalet Lines (Bush), and Marilyn and Ella (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Tim has also designed for a number of UK tours and producing theatres. International work includes shows in Australia, Italy, North America, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, and Hungary.

Simon Scullion

Simon Scullion

Designer

Simon Scullion is a designer working mainly in Theatre but also in Film and Television. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and was a finalist on the Linbury Prize for Theatre Design. He has designed shows that have toured nationally and internationally, for the West End and for regional theatres and festivals. Simon has a broad background experience in the industry having worked in a variety of roles from scenic painter and carpenter to art department work and beyond.

Recent work includes: Bill feature film directed by Richard Bracewell and produced by BBC Films, the BFI, Cowboy films and Punk Cinema, featuring the cast from BBC’s Horrible Histories.   Peter Pan Goes Wrong directed by Adam Meggido and from the team behind the ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. Showstopper! the improvised musical directed by Adam Meggido for its transfer to the Apollo,London. The Father by Strindberg directed by Joe Harmston at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. ‘And Then There Were None’ National Tour directed by Joe Harmston. ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’ National Tour directed by Richard Lewis.

Phil Innes

Phil Innes

Composer

Phil has been making music of all shapes and sizes for over 20 years. The first album he bought was Themes for Superheroes performed by Geoff Love and His Orchestra. Since then, Phil’s musical taste has grown to encompass a bewildering range of genres. Having played in various bands, he now prefers writing music for theatre and film. Highlights so far have been The Ordinalia Cycle of Plays, The Alchemist, Potted Pirates, Potted Potter and Barabas. He has a recording studio in Cornwall where he works on his own material as well as producing other artists and bands.

Jon Brittain

Jon Brittain

Associate Director

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His plays include  Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho, The Wake, Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and My Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart.

He has written for Radio 4’s The Now Show, Comedy Huha’s Ted or Dead, Cartoon Network’s BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball, and was one of twelve writers out of 3000 to be selected for the Channel 4 Screenwriters Course.

He created the sci-fi theatre night Blast Off!, the scratch night Brain of Brittain, has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices, and was one of the Theatre503 Five and a member of the Royal Court Studio Group.

He is writing the musical How to Stop Being Fat and Start Being Happy with composer Harry Blake for Tim Johannson and Mark Cartwright, is producing another season of Brain of Brittain at The New Diorama, and is developing several projects for TV and radio.

Jon is currently taking part in the BBC Drama Production Writer’s Scheme 2016.

Richard Hurst

Richard Hurst

Co-Writer and Director

Recipient of the RSC’s Buzz Goodbody Director Award and short-listed for The Guardian Award.

Directing includes Potted Panto, Potted Pirates, Cabaret Whore Encore!, Girl and Dean, Pegabovine, Moon the Loon, The Edinburgh Love Tour, Silly Billy Bum Breath, Bill Hicks: Slight Return, The Art of Success, Hamlet, Women Beware Women, Phaedra’s Love, Twelfth Night, Ripley Bogle, The Tempest. As a writer: Potted Pirates and Potted Panto (with Dan and Jeff); The Edinburgh Love Tour and Bill Hicks: Slight Return (with Chas Early); Hard Times and Ripley Bogle (adapted).

For television as co-writer 12 episodes of Miranda (BBC2); as writer three episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV2/ Showtime), and most recently two series of Bluestone 42.

Jefferson Turner

Jefferson Turner

Writer and Performer

Jefferson has been messing about with Dan both on stage and screen since 2005.

He has appeared on TV with the tall one on such shows as Blue Peter (BBC), Richard & Judy (Channel 4), The Slammer (BBC) and Big Brother’s Little Brother (Channel 4), amongst others, as well as residing in the CBBC Office for all of 2009 and a little of 2010.

On stage he has co-written and starred in Potted Potter, Potted Pirates, and Potted Panto with Dan. This has led to U.K. tours, critical acclaim, Olivier nominations for Potted Potter and Potted Panto, and sell-out West End runs.

Jeff thinks he did other work before he met Dan, but Dan says anything Jeff did without him doesn’t matter any more.

Twitter @actorjeff

Daniel Clarkson

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Daniel Clarkson

Writer and Performer

Daniel graduated from Bretton Hall in 2000 with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. Many years on, the steps are a little less springy but the smile still remains!

He is probably best known for being one half of the double act Dan and Jeff, creators of Potted Pirates, the Olivier-nominated Potted Panto, and Potted Potter which received its own Olivier nomination in 2012. Next up was Potted Sherlock, which premiered in August 2014.

He was delighted to be able take into North America including two amazing summers in New York. Daniel had a fantastic time throughout 2009–10 presenting in the CBBC Office for the BBC with Jeff, receiving his first-ever fan mail!
TV credits include Where The Heart Is (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), Big Brother’s Little Brother (C4).

Film credits include The Usual Children and The Guilty Hunter.
Theatre includes Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Little Shop of Horrors and Art.

Twitter @daniel_veronica

Reviews


  • So silly it’s just one long joke… Featuring a 3D journey to nowhere but tear-inducing laughter.
    The Guardian
  • The hordes of children fall around with delight at the mixture of sarcasm and slapstick.
    The Times
  • A show full of enjoyably terrible jokes, manic costume changes, buckets of poo and a spirit of anarchic goodwill.
    Daily Telegraph
  • A hoot of a show… huge fun for five years and upwards.
    Evening Standard
  • Deliciously festive fun for all ages… If all pantomime was this enjoyable, they’d have a convert here.
    Whatsonstage