Presented by: Soothplayers
Reviewed:25 Feb 2020
Grab your wands and your Potter loving friends because Completely Improvised Potter has arrived at the Parlour in Gluttony and it is absolutely hilarious. Audience members are given the opportunity to add a would be book title to the Goblet of Fire, with one being drawn at random which sets the scene for our year at Hogwarts the school…….(you know the one). The Sorting Hat makes an appearance to set the scene and then it is on to the improvisation which, when you have a title like Harry Potter vs Gilderoy Lockhart in the Tri-wizard Tournament, is no easy task.
As the seven cast members take on their roles, the audience is instantly drawn in to the ridiculous nature of the storyline and the antics that followed, with Trevor the non-existent Toad being extremely entertaining. Don’t worry if this all seems a bit confusing, even the cast forgot who each other were and what the storyline was at different points. It is all these things that make the show so good as you wind your way through a year at Hogwarts with the cast trying to achieve the title of the show within the hour.
Spoiler alert: the show ended with the usual trio triumphant over the Dark Lord….but I mean even if it wasn’t completely predictable that the trio would win, there is no such thing as a spoiler because no two shows are the same. If you love a good laugh and enjoy all things HP this show is really worth checking out. I wish Voldemort had been that entertaining in the movies. It is a credit to the cast that they were able to depict the characters with such authenticity and bring them to life in a way that injects new energy into each.
Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey
Rating out of 5: 4 Stars Fresh spin on a Fan Favourite
Venue: The Parlour @ Gluttony Rymill Park
Season: 25th Feb – 1st of March 2020