Potted Panto, the spectacularly funny Olivier-nominated show, that crams seven pantomimes into just 80 minutes, is to return to the West End for a fourth festive season of silliness.
Starring former CBBC TV presenters Dan and Jeff – hot on the heels of their world tour of Potted Potter – Potted Panto will open at the Garrick Theatre on Saturday 10th December 2016 and play until Sunday 8th January 2017.
Join Dan and Jeff as they career through Cinderella in 3D – including a cameo from the world’s first Fairy-Godchicken. They dazzle with a Dick Whittington featuring Jeff as the Mayor of London: blond, posh and receiving just the treatment he deserves (with a large mallet and a custard pie). An astonishing new take on Jeff’s favourite panto Aladdin gives the story a whole new twist, and Daisy the Cow from Jack and The Beanstalk gives a heart-rending turn as she’s led to market. Not to mention the full-scale versions of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty which see Dan and Jeff trying to work out not only how two people can play seven dwarves, but also which of them will make the prettiest princess.
This spectacular, silly and splendid show is a bargain busting evening to beat the pre-Christmas chill!
Daniel Clarkson (Writer, Creator, 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
Jefferson Turner (Writer, Creator, 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 UK 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
Director Richard Hurst
Designer Simon Scullion
Lighting Designer Tim Mascall
Sound Designer Tom Lishman
Producer James Seabright
2 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH
10 December – 8 January
(performance times vary)
Running time: 80 minutes plus 15 minute interval
Age guidance 6+