What’s On has details of Potted Potter in Dubai at Ductac in Mall Of The Emirates, which tells the Harry Potter story – all seven books – in 70 minutes.

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Reading all seven Harry Potter books – that’s more than 4,000 pages – would take a sizeable chunk out of your social life. So why not speed things along a bit?

A new theatre show coming to Dubai in September will tell you the complete Potter saga in just 70 minutes. What is more remarkable is that the 100mph show uses just two actors to tell J.K. Rowling’s epic story of child wizards.

Potted Potter, a hit play that’s already delighted audiences in New York and London, tells the story of Harry and his chums with numerous costume changes and a dizzying number of character switches. The two actors trying to keep the action under control are James Percy and Benjamin Stratton. They told What’s On you don’t need to be a Potter professor to enjoy the show.

“We’ve performed on cruise ships where people who aren’t Potter fans have come to see the show and they’ve loved it,” said Benjamin.

James added, “Harry Potter is one of those ubiquitous brands so even if you’ve never read any of the books or seen any of the films, you’ll still recognise lots of the characters.”

Benjamin said he loves the books, which have sold more than 450 million copies around the world since the first, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, was published in 1997. “I was a massive fan,” said Benjamin. “It’s funny because I loved it, whereas James hadn’t read any of the books properly or seen all of the films.”

Potted Potter runs from September 17 to 21 at Ductac in Mall Of The Emirates.

Wed to Sun 7pm, Fri and Sat 3pm and 7pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 3414777. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. ductac.org