J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, the play brings together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.
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 28 May 2023 at the Palace Theatre, London.
What is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?
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 London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Lead casting features Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter and Dominic Short who plays their son Albus Potter; Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger and Phoenix Edwards as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; and James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Luke Sumner as his son Scorpius Malfoy
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.
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
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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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