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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

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So this is Dickens, with magic. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be.

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Why See Harry Potter And The Cursed Child?

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The story continues on stage

There's magic in every moment at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awarded play in history and "one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade" (Forbes).

19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they're back on a most extraordinary new adventure this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.

This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience is packed with "thrilling theatricality and pulse-pounding storytelling" (The Hollywood Reporter). It will leave you "audibly wowed, cheering and gasping" (The Telegraph), as "visions of pure enchantment send shivers down your spine" (Rolling Stone). "It is out of this world, it's magic, it's a hit" (The Times).

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

What is harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?

The producers of The Cursed Child want every Potter fan heading into the play to be surprised by its twists and turns, so we won't reveal too much. We can say that Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are now all in their late 30s, married with kids and respectfully employed. Harry and Ginny's son Albus is just starting his first term at Hogwarts, yet his father's reputation hangs heavy around his neck, and he resents being only known as the son of The Boy Who Lived. Yet when sinister forces from Harry's past reemerge into the world, Albus must embrace the Potter legacy for the battles to come...


The script for The Cursed Child was released as a book on July 31, 2016. The importance of the date? It's J.K. Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthday!

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Opening night: 16 October 2021


As with the nature of all of J.K. Rowling's stories, things can get a little scary, parental discretion is advised when considering booking for those under 12.

Run time

Part One - Two hours and 35 minutes, Part Two - Two hours and 35 minutes

And before you stop reading

Harry Potter Publishing and Theatrical Rights J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter characters, names and related trademarks are trademarks of and  Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved

Cast and Creative


David Ricardo-Pearce as Harry Potter
Polly Frame as Ginny Potter 
Ellis Rae as Albus Potter 
Jade Ogugua as Hermione Granger 
Taneetrah Porter as Rose Granger-Weasley
Steve John Shepherd as Draco Malfoy
Harry Acklowe as Scorpius Malfoy


Ishmail Aaron, David Annen, Nairn Arher, Darrell Brockis, Sabina Cameron, Robert Curtis, Toby De Salis, Odelia Dizel-Cubuca, Rory Fraser, Jemma Geanaus, Harry Goodson-Bevan, Jemma Gould, Kelton Hoyland, David Ljiti, Chris Jarman, Sally Jayne Hind, Emma Louise Jones, Kathryn Meisle, Ian Redford, Abigail Rosser, Clancy Ryan, Tonny Shim, Adam Slynn, Sara Stewart, Benjamin Stratton, Maia Tamraker, Alex Tomkins, Jake Tuesley, Sam Varley, Jess Vickers, Wreh-asha Walton, Katie Wimpenny, Benedict Archer, Jonah Haas, Honor Hastings, Delilah O'Riordan, Jude Parry, Jojo Perez Hoadley and Isabella Woodman 


Written by Jack Thorne
Based upon the world created by JK Rowling
Directed by John Tiffany
Produced by Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender
Movement by Steven Hoggett
Set designs by Christine Jones
Costumes by Katrina Lindsay
Lighting by Neil Austin
Music by Imogen Heap
Sound by Gareth Fry
Special effects by Jeremy Chernick.


Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

Best Play

What's On Stage Awards 2017

Best Actor in a Play - Jamie Parker
Best Supporting Actor in A Play - Anthony Boyle
Best Supporting Actress in a Play - Noma Dumezweni
Best New Play
Best Direction
Best Set Design
Best Video Design
Best Lighting Design

Olivier Awards 2017

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Anthony Boyle
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Noma Dumezweni
Best Actor - Jamie Parker
White Light Award for Best Lighting - Neil Austin
Best Sound Design - Gareth Fry
Best Costume Design - Katrina Lindsay
Best Set Design - Christine Jones
Best Director - John Tiffany
Best New Play

What's On Stage Awards 2018

Best West End Show
Best Show Poster

What we thought

BREATHTAKING magical Hijinks

Any Potter fan lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to this dazzling behemoth of a double bill will not regret it.

It's another two part review from London Theatreland's Kitty and Teia, who were bowled over by the further adventures of the Boy Who Lived (and Grew Up And Got A Desk Job). Read on to see what they had to say about 2016's biggest theatre event.

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Kitty Mccarron

Kitty Mccarron

What you thought

7 reviews, average rating: (4.7 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Wendy: “Magical from start to end!”

Seeing the Harry Potter universe come to life on stage was a truly magical... more

Betty M: “Wizarding wonder”

A beautiful and highly entertaining glimpse into a world at once familiar... more

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