J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre
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.
Featuring a cast of over 40, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is booking until 1 October 2023 at the Palace Theatre, London.
Why is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child presented in two parts?
In order to allow audiences to immerse themselves into the magical adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play that is presented in two Parts. Audiences are encouraged to see both Parts on the same day (Part One in the afternoon and Part Two in the evening), or on two consecutive evenings.
What's the story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
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.
Who is in the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
The cast includes Sam Crane as Harry Potter, with Frances Grey as Ginny Potter and Thomas Grant who plays their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge and Michelle Gayle are Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and Grace Wylde plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard plays Draco Malfoy, and Adam Wadsworth plays his son Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Gabriel Akamo, Troy Alexander, Harry Ames, David Annen, Sue Appleby, Sabina Cameron, Phil Cheadle, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Iskandar Eaton, Lewis Edgar, Jack Gardner, Jemma Gould, Kelton Hoyland, April Hughes, Max Hutchinson, Emma Louise Jones, Tom Mackean, David Mara, Henry Maynard, Kathryn Meisle, Gigi Noel-King, Melaina Pecorini, Niamh Perry, Ruchi Rai, Ian Redford, Rosalind Steele, Tom Storey, Joshua Talbot, Susan Vidler and Wreh-asha Walton. Fletcher Bell, Alice Langton-Farrell, Max Forde, Lottie Grey, Rafferty Ison, Abbiegail Mills and Harry Munson alternate two children’s roles.
Who are the creative team of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison and musical supervision by Martin Lowe.
The production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child★★★★ "It’s a triumph...it grips, it stirs, it delights." - Telegraph
★★★★ "This spell-binding play is utterly theatrical" - Guardian
★★★★ "Harry Potter's epic West End adventure is pure magic" - Time Out
★★★★★ "It could prove to be one of the most influential theatre works of the century" - The Stage
Matinees: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Important NotesPlease note that patrons under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Venue InformationPalace Theatre, 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8AY
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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