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The Script

Order your hardback copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child here.

Fans of Harry Potter will now be able to get their hands on the eighth instalement in the hugely popular series: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an original new story by the play’s creators J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Currently in previews at the Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has garnered an incredible response from audiences, selling out within minutes. But for those who didn’t get tickets on time, the story will now be available to purchase from the end of July!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II will be presented as a script book, rather than the usual novels, and will be available in print and as an eBook. Released as a Special Rehearsal Edition of the London play, the latest Harry Potter instalment will tell the highly anticipated story in the form of a script, letting fans across the globe have the opportunity to experience the play first-hand, no matter how far away you may be from the West End!

What is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?

Specifics of the play have been kept under wraps, with J. K. Rowling’s #keepthesecrets ensuring that fans and press do not give away the plot. We have been told that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth part of the famous story, taking place nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts.

Harry Potter has become an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father, but still struggles to keep his dark past buried. Meanwhile, his youngest son Albus must bear the weight of a family legacy that he does not want as he enters his first year of Hogwarts. As the past catches up with the present, both father and soon must face the fact that sometimes, darkness comes from the most unexpected of places.

When does the script book go on sale?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II go on sale at midnight on July 31st, coinciding with the play opening on the evening of July 30th and Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31st.

How can I get a copy?

You can get your hands on a copy of the script book by pre-ordering through Waterstones below:

The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently not on general sale, but if you can’t wait for the next installment of Harry’s life why not go behind-the-scenes of the stories that started it all on the Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.

With J.K. Rowling’s new play just around the corner, the Warner Bros Studio Tour lets you explore the cinematic magic behind the phenomenal Harry Potter film series.  Step through the Great Hall, take a seat on the Knight Bus, sip on a butterbeer and stroll through Diagon Alley as you trace the steps of the actors and creators of one of the most successful stories of all time.  Located in the studios where all 8 of the Harry Potter films were made, the tour showcases the brilliance that went into bringing the world of the Boy Who Lived to life on screen. With plenty of behind-the-scenes insights, incredible sets, costumes and technology, the studio tour is the perfect treat before going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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The tour begins with two short films that revisit the Harry Potter fever that has swept the world since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone premiered in 2001.  Featuring narration by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, we get an never-before-seen look into life on set at the Warner Bros Studios and hear some exclusive anecdotes about their famous colleagues. After stepping into the Great Hall with one of the Warner Bros Studio Tour Guides, the rest of the studio is free for you to explore at your own pace.  Everything from life-sized set pieces, to minuscule models and intricate props, The Making of Harry Potter gives you an impression of the huge scope that it takes to create one of cinemas most successful franchises.

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Eddie Izzard Force Majeure


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Eddie Izzard returns to the West End, arriving at London’s Palace Theatre for an exclusive four-week residency from January 18th 2016.

Izzard is to spruce previous show Force Majeure, presenting a new “reloaded” version to the stage.

Izzard is well known for his rambling style of comedy, often bringing a whimsical stream of consciousness to the stage, much to the audiences’ bemusement. True to form, Force Majeure Reloaded promises to deliver the audience with laughs a plenty.

For the past three years Izzard has been touring the globe, presenting his stand-up comedy show to audiences in four different languages. By the time Force Majeure Reloaded reaches the Palace Theatre, it will have been seen by audiences in Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Canada, the United States and regional parts of the UK.

Force Majeure Reloaded will run for a limited season from January 18th to February 17th at the Palace Theatre London.

Running time: Approx 2 hours including an interval.

February 12th sees Eddie Izzard performing One Word Improv.

The Three Little Pigs


The Three Little Pigs West End Palace Theatre LondonThe Three Little Pigs West End comes huffing and puffing into  the Palace Theatre for a 5 week run from the 5th August.

In this new retelling of the fable, The Three Little Pigs are super star performers and renowned celebrities. Trotting around as the famous porkers they are, the whole world seems to adore them, especially their mother who misses giving them “hogs and kisses.” One animal who does NOT enjoy the pigs, however, is the big bad wolf. Can the three pigs outsmart the nasty sharp toothed wolf? Or will he huff and puff and blow the Palace Theatre down, taking the pigs with it?

Cast and Creative

The classic fairytale is adapted for the stage by Olivier Award winning song writing duo, George Stiles and Athony Drewe, who breathe a modern day life into this beloved children’s classic.

Former Blue band member, Simon Webbe plays the big bad wolf and is joined by
Dan Buckley (Loserville, The Book of Mormon) who will play Q, a bookwormish little pig. Leanne Jones will play Bee, Taofique Folarin plays Bar and Alison Jiear also stars as Mother.

The creative team includes Ewan Jones as choreographer, Jason Denvir as designer, Olivier Fenwick as lighting designer and Jon Fiber as sound designer.

Book tickets to see this fun show now !

Show Dates and Times

The Three Little Pigs opens on the 5th August and run to the 6th September. Show times will vary, with the latest at 2pm. Check when booking.  runs for approximately 50 minutes without interval.


Age Recommendation

The Three Little Pigs is fund for all the family and is best suited for children aged 3+

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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‘moments that simply take your breath away’



‘it grips, it stirs, it delights’



‘entirely captivating and particularly emotional’

London’s most anticipated production of 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has flown into the West End, receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. With previews beginning in May, the production officially opened in July 2016. Opening at the Palace Theatre London, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will take place across Parts I & II, which will be performed at separate times.

J.K Rowling has teamed up with writer Jack Thorne (Glue, This is England) and prolific director John Tiffany (Once) to present the latest instalment of the beloved Harry Potter series. An entirely original story told over two instalments, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the sequel to the previous books and films, following Harry and his friends ’19 years later’.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Harry’s second son, Albus Severus. Fearing being placed in Slytherin on his arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must also carry the legacy of the Potter family name. Meanwhile, Harry is a full-time employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father. It has been revealed that the show will see Harry and his family grapple “with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs”. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will see a plethora of well-known characters appear throughout the play, with magnificent special effects guaranteed.

Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise spans seven books and eight films, with the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening in cinemas soon, starring Eddie Redmayne. Selling over 450 million copies worldwide, Harry Potter continues to be one of the world’s most successful stories, pulling audiences into the magical world of Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic.

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Alongside J.K RowlingJack Thorne and John Tiffany, the creative team for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will include prolific movement director Steven Hoggett, who is best known for his work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The production will also feature set design by Christine Jones, costume by Katrina Lindsay, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and music by Imogen Heap.

Casting for Harry, Ron and Hermione has been announced, starring Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, who recently played Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre. Paul Thornley, who recently starred in London Road by Rufus Norris, will play Ron. Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni plays Hermione after impressing critics with her performance in the Royal Court’s Linda.

Further casting includes Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle as Scorpius, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Morag Cross, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller as Ginny Weasley, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Weasley, Esther Smith and Josh Wyatt. With such a large cast, the specific parts played have not yet been announced.

Show Lengths and Times

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open at the Palace Theatre London July 30th, with early previews beginning June 7th 2016. On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, there will be a matinee of Part One and an evening performance of Part Two. One ticket secures the same seat for both shows on the same day. Thursdays provide an evening performance of Part One, with Part Two on Friday Evening.

Part I runs at approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Part II runs at approximately 2 hours 35 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Suitable for Children?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is relatively family-friendly and is recommended for ages 10 and up. Please note that the Palace Theatre will not admit babes-in-arms. Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket.



Check back for tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre London.


Have you seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II? If so please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Derren Brown Miracle


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Derren Brown returns to the Palace Theatre in his new show, Miracle, directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. Tickets are on sale for what promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year!

Following the departure of The Commitments, the show runs at the Palace Theatre between 11 November 2015 to 16 January 2016.

Miracle is Brown’s seventh show since 2003 and his second stint at the Palace Theatre, following the success of Infamous in 2013. His previous works include Something Wicked This Way Comes, Enigma, An Evening of WondersSvengali and Infamous. For his theatrical work Brown has earned several Oliver Awards Nominations, winning awards for Something Wicked This Way Comes and Svengali, and is a highly regarded stage performer.

Off stage, Brown has wowed with experimental shows such as Hero at 30,000 Feet, Russian Roulette, Apocalypse and The Great Art Robber

Brown’s co-collaborator, Andy Nyman, is also an actor and magician, has previously worked with Derren on Something Wicked This Way Comes and Enigma on stage and a plethora of Brown’s work off stage. Nyman is also the co-creator of stage show, Ghost Stories. 

Andrew O’Connor is also a magician turned stage performer and director and is known for his work producing Peep Show, acting on stage in Me and My Girl and Barnum and directing a revival of Anything Goes.

Miracle is Brown’s second show at the Palace Theatre, following the successful run of Infamous in 2013.

Derren Brown describes his show as “An extraordinary voyage,” and his “boldest, most contentious show yet.”


Brainiac Live!


About the Show

“Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls – due to popular demand,  science’s greatest and most volatile live show is back with a vengeance…”

Brainiac Live! is the hit stage show based on the multi-award winning TV program of the same name. This show cuts through the chemistry and puts the fizz back into physics by displaying a whole host of stage experiments complete with outrageous explosions!  Science has never been as fun as this mischievous band of scientists take you on a whirlwind ride throughout the wacky and wonderful effects that science can have in every day life. The show features everything from exploding household objects to combusting particles, and is unlike anything you have every seen on stage!

This brand new stage show is written by Dan Colman, Andy Joyce and Mark Thompson. Actors Andy Joyce and Rik Warren will be keeping the children entertained through their natural onstage chemistry and amusing tales that bring science to life in front of your very eyes.


Recommended age range 7-14.

The running time is 1 hour.

Performance Schedule 

JULY 2013 

THU 18 2pm
FRI 19 11am
SAT 20 12.30pm & 2.30pm
SUN 21 2pm & 4pm
SAT 27 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
AUGUST 2013 
FRI 2 4pm
SAT 3 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
SUN 4 12pm & 2pm
WED 7 11am & 2pm
THU 8 11am & 2pm
FRI 9 11am, 2pm & 4pm
SAT 10 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
SUN 11 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
TUE 13 11 am & 2pm
WED 14 11am & 2pm
THU 15 11am & 2pm
FRI 16 11am, 2pm & 4pm
SAT 17 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Official Tickets

Official tickets to Brainiac Live! are available by selecting the show from the drop-down menu in the search box at the side of the page.

The Commitments

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Roddy Doyle’s best selling novel, The Commitments has been adapted into a full scale stage musical, and had its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in the Autumn of 2013.

The Commitments is set in Dublin in the 1980’s and is the tale of an band manager, Jimmy Rabbitte and a group of aspiring musicians who get together in the hope of forming a band. Jimmy wants to manage the world’s greatest soul band and, like a true businessman, he holds auditions at his parents’ house along in the hope of discovering musical talent. Unlike Jimmy’s soul idols such as Aretha Franklin and Ottis Reading, Jimmy finds himself with a group of white and weedy musicians. Hell bent on transforming the group into something great, Jimmy names the band “The Commitments” and together they attempt to head up an Irish soul revolution.

The Commitments includes the famous soul numbers “Mustang Sally”, “In the Midnight Hour” and “Try a Little Tenderness.”

The Commitments was also adapted into a film in 1991 which was voted as “the best Irish film of all time” in a 2005 poll a sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Like the film, the stage production of The Commitments is a close adaptation of the novel and hopes to secure similar popularity and success.

Dublin truly takes over London’s West End as The Commitments follows in the footsteps of successful Irish musical, Once, which opened at the Phoenix Theatre in April to a generally warm critical response.

The Commitments will close on Sunday 1st November 2015. Book now for your last chance to see the show!

Cast and Creative

The Commitments was written by Roddy Doyle and is directed by Jamie Lloyd, who has worked on a number of successful productions in the last few years including the sell out run of Macbeth starring James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios. His work on musical theatre was enjoyed at the Donmar Warehouse with critically acclaimed productions of ‘Passion’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’.  Set design for the show is by Soutra Gilmour, with Lighting Design by Jon Clark and Sound Design by Rory Madden. Ann Yee provides the choreography, alongside Alan Williams as Musical Supervisor and Arranger.

The cast for The Commitments includes:  Brian Gilligan as Declan “Deco” Cuffe and Denis Grindel as Jimmy Rabbitte.

Show Lengths and Times

The Commitments opened for previews at the Palace Theatre from the 21st September with press night on 8th October 2013. Performances are Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm. Sunday shows are at 2:30pm & 7pm. The show length is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one interval.

Suitable for Children

The Commitments contains some adult themes and the occasional swear word, making it unsuitable for young children. Children over the age of 12 are welcome to enjoy the show if accompanied by an adult.



Tickets for The Commitments are on sale and you can book them above using the search form on the left of the page.


Have you seen The Commitments? If so please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Derren Brown: Infamous



Derren Brown: InfamousFollowing his multi award winning stage shows, Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012), master of illusion Derren Brown is back in London’s West End with his new show, Infamous.

Derren Brown: Infamous is the summer’s biggest and best kept secret as Derren does not want to give away any details of the show. However he did suggest that the production would “feel like something you can’t find anywhere else in theatre or entertainment” and the show is hotly tipped to be a “psychological roller-coaster based around audience participation.”

Derren returns to the Palace Theatre with Infamous, having performed at the landmark venue nine years ago in 2004 with his West End debut Derren Brown Live.

Infamous is Derren’s 6th solo show and promises to be a cut above the rest. The production, which tours the UK before arriving at the Palace Theatre, has already received a warm critical response.

Cast and Creative

Infamous is a one man show starring Derren Brown himself and was co written and directed by Derren’s long time collaboration partner and friend, Andy Nyman.

The show is co produced by Corrie McGuire, Michael Vine and Andrew O’Conner, Set Design is by Simon Higlett with Lighting by Tim Cascall, Sound by Colin Pink and Video Design by Duncan Maclean.

Show Lengths and Times

Infamous opens for previews on the 24th June 2013 and runs until the 17th August. Press night will on the Thursday the 27th June at 7pm.

Infamous runs Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm (excluding the 27th June.) Running time is approximately 2 hours but this will be confirmed when the show opens in June.

Tickets for Infamous are now on sale.

Suitable for Children

Infamous is NOT suitable for children under the age of 12.

Singing in the Rain Extends and a Famous Face Joins the Cast

The all-singing, all-dancing spectacular Singing in the Rain shows no sign of putting away its umbrellas any time soon, as it extends through Junet 2013. The production first premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2011 before transferring to the West End on 4 February 2012. It has proven to be a hit with audiences and critics alike, earning a slew of four- and five-star reviews.

Along with this announcement, Robert Powell has been named to join the cast of Singing in the Rain from 1 October. He is perhaps best known for his appearance as the title role in Franco Zeffirelli’s epic television miniseries Jesus of Nazareth. He also played Mark Williams on the BBC series Holby City for six years and Richard Hannoy in the television adaptation of The 39 Steps. His many theatre credits include Travesties, Tovarich, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Double Double, A Question of Attribution, and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. In Singing in the Rain, he will play the role of RF Simpson, the Head of Monumental Pictures left scrambling to come up with a plan when his competitors invent talking pictures.

He joins original cast members Adam Cooper (Don Lockwood), Scarlett Strallen (Kathy Selden), Daniel Crossley (Cosmo Brown), and Katherine Kingsley (Lina Lamont). The production is directed by Jonathan Church, with choreography by Andrew Wright, designs by Simon Higlitt, and lighting by Tim Mitchell. Based on the classic MGM film, the musical features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed and the book was adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original screenplay. It is one of Chichester Festival Theatre’s most recent hits in the West End, with Sweeney Todd and South Downs/Browning Version recently making London appearances, and transfers of Kiss Me, Kate to the Old Vic and Goodnight Mister Tom to the Phoenix Theatre announced for this autumn.