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Potted Panto returns to the West End at the Garrick Theatre
The Olivier-nominated production returns to London.
James Seabright will present Potted Panto by Daniel Clarkson, Richard Hurst and Jefferson Turner in the West End for a new Christmas season at the Garrick Theatre from 10 December to 8 January 2017 with an official opening on 11 December 2016.
Performed by former CBBC TV presenters Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner this Olivier-nominated show crams seven pantomimes into 80 minutes. It includes Cinderella in 3D, a Dick Whittington featuring Jeff as the Mayor of London, Aladdin, 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.
Directed by Richard Hurst with design by Simon Scullion, lighting design by Tim Mascall and sound design by Tom Lishman, the production is described as "a spectacular, silly and splendid show" and "a bargain busting evening to beat the pre-Christmas chill!"
Daniel Clarkson is best known for being one half of the double act Dan and Jeff, creators of Potted Pirates, the Olivier-nominated Potted Panto, Potted Potter and Potted Sherlock, which premiered in August 2014. TV credits include Where The Heart Is (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), Emmerdale (ITV), Big Brother’s Little Brother (C4).
Jefferson Turner has appeared on TV on such shows as Blue Peter (BBC), Richard & Judy (Channel 4), The Slammer (BBC) and Big Brother’s Little Brother (Channel 4), as well as residing in the CBBC Office for all of 2009 and a little of 2010.
Potted Panto is suitable for those aged 6+. Tickets for the production are now on sale.