Over the weekend, the Leicester Square Theater in London hosted a Harry Potter parody, Harry Potter and the House Elves on Strike!
On Saturday, Laugh Out London Comedy Club and Weirdos Comedy Club brought together Harry and some old friends for Draco’s birthday party. Harry calls on Ron, Ginny and Hermione after the house elves go on strike (as the title implies). It said that Saturday’s show was the “Unoffical Sequel” to not only Harry Potter and the Inappropriate Hallowe’en that the cast had put on Halloween night last year, but to the Harry Potter saga itself.
Harry Potter and the House Elves on Strike! starred the same, well acclaimed, comedians that wrote it. The cast consists of: Adam Larter (Harry Potter), Kathryn Bond (Ginny Weasley), Matt Tedford (Ron Weasley), Marny Godden (Hermione Granger), Joz Norris (Draco Malfoy), and others. I have yet to hear about these British comedains, but they have my attention if they are parodying Harry Potter. Larter is a British alternative comedian and founder of Weirdos Comedy Club, while Kathryn Bond is part of music comedy duo That Pair, the other half being Lorna Shaw.
While there isn’t a review of Saturday’s show, Mugglenet’s review of Harry Potter and the Inappropriate Hallowe’en gave light to what to expect from Harry Potter and the House Elves on Strike!
‘Side-splittingly hilarious. It was low-budget, rife with technical problems, and the actors forgot many of their lines, but it all added up to a very, very funny show’
It appears from Laugh Out London Comedy Club’s website, this is the third installment in a popular series that has already included Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Fundraiser Spectacular and Harry Potter and the Unavoidable Adventure. If I lived in London, I would DEFINITELY be going to these comedy shows. Let’s hope they bring us more.