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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

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The story continues on stage

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.  The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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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Previews from: 7 June 2016

Opening night: 30 July 2016


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.

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Cast and Creative


Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter
Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger
Thomas Aldrige as Ron Weasley
Rayxia Ojo as Rose Weasley
Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter
Dominic Short as Albus Potter
James Howard as Draco Malfoy
Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy 


Lola Adaja, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Robert Curtis, Tim Bewberry, Rachelle Diedericks, Blythe Duff, Antony Eden, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilby, Elliot Grihault, Rosie Hilal, Joseph Horsford, Mia Hudson, William Lawlor, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ronnie Lee, Ryan J Mackay, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Barry McCarthy, Marcus McKinlay, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Duncan Shelton, Molly Shenker, Luke Sumner, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeline Walker, Maddy Yates 


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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What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

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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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