The Tony and Olivier Award-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in Hamburg, Germany in Spring 2020.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: “We know Harry Potter has millions of German speaking fans and so we’re very proud that we are able to bring our beautiful production to Germany. The Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg is a unique space, and we’re delighted and grateful to have the opportunity to design and create a perfect, bespoke new home for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Germany.”
The news follows the recent announcements that productions will open at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia in January 2019 and the Curran in San Francisco in Fall 2019.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most expensive Broadway non-musical play ever however its large fan-base, numerous awards and critical acclaim has seen it set box-office records.
The eighth installment in Rowling’s series picks up at the start of the seventh novel’s epilogue, in which Harry Potter’s youngest son Albus sets off for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While struggling to follow in the footsteps of his father’s legacy, Albus sets off on a complicated mission to live up to the Potter name.
Cursed Child won nine Olivier Awards in London and six Tonys including Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for John Tiffany, and all four technical categories for a play: Scenic Design for Christine Jones, Costume Design for Katrina Lindsay, Lighting Design for Neil Austin, and Sound Design for Gareth Fry.
Casting, dates and ticketing information for the Hamburg production will be announced in due course.