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Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Pravda
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min)
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POTTERVISION! The Harry Potter Parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve year old children as we re-enact and recreate scenes from the first Potter film.

What if I was to tell you that there is a show that is going around and taking the Michael out of those ruddy Harry Potter films. "Curious" you're probably thinking, "very curious". Well rest your curiosity because have we got the show for you: POTTERVISION! The show that breaks down and analyses the absurdity of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone movie through parody, audience interaction and re-enactments. Why you ask? Well, Harry Potter is weird and that's not just because he wears glasses, but because it is a story essentially about how a twelve year old orphan is the world's only hope in defeating a wizard Hitler. And if that isn't funny, then we don't know what is.

Suitable for the most casual potter fan but engaging enough for the most avid squib.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 26, 2017  Edinburgh Guide
Lots of wigs, lots of lots of laughs. Lukas Kirby and Tom Lawrinson bring you the Harry Potter parody of your dreams! Witness a ridiculously re-enacted Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 60 minutes. (It’s honestly surreal to think that over twenty years ago Harry Potter was just an imagining in the mind of a local Edinburgh resident-- now there’s an entire parody show about the series set on a club off of the street that inspired Diagon Alley (ehhem, Victoria St. for all the muggles out there.))

Highlights of the hilarity performed by these two:
*****Kirby's Snape impression
**** Professor Quirrell enactment
***2-minute rendition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Not for the easily offended, as there are multiple cutaways to Lawrinson's alleged "rude version", complete with references to 9/11, ISIS, Harambe, and Osama Bin Laden. But! They all work! It’s genuinely funny, not just offensive.

Could do with a few less Hagrid’s bum jokes, but still a delight. As these two shrewdly describe, Pottervision is “suitable for the most casual Potter fan, but engaging enough for the most avid Squib.” I was cackling like the witch I wish I were. Long live absurd and packed-to-the-brim-with-punters Pottervision ! Click Here

August 8, 2017 Squirrel Comedy
PotterVision is pretty much what a fan wants from this sort of Festival show, a crowd pleasing comic enactment of several key scenes from Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone with gentle digs and silly hi-jinx.

The conceit of the show is not wildly original but cute and it works; that this performance was created by a quartet of players but 2 of them have buggered off with all the props and costumes leaving Lukas Kirkby & Tom Lawrinson to cope. They’ve popped out to the shops for some silly wigs & turned some sticks into wands and are doing the best they can. The packed audience is fully on-side and raring to go with them, just as well they are able to deliver.

Lukas and Tom make a good double act with Lukas is more of the organised straight guy trying to keep Tom from heading off the tracks onto his own loopy ideas of how to do the show. Tom is relaxed but also naughtily cunning in getting to do his own thing which gets some big laughs. They both have a lot of energy and commit fully to the show. They also clearly know The Sorcerer’s Stone novel backwards.
There is some gentle audience participation – I was invited on state to be sorted into Hufflepuff – some rude innuendo that never goes too far and a fabulous finale.

Yes it pokes fun at some of J K Rowing’s ideas but this does not denigrate the work or sneer at the fans in any way. It is pretty funny and you can take your teen Potterhead kids for a laugh. Click Here

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