‘moments that simply take your breath away’
‘it grips, it stirs, it delights’
‘entirely captivating and particularly emotional’
Be transported on a magical journey back to the Wizarding World with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets
J.K Rowling has teamed up with writer Jack Thorne (Let the Right One In, This is England) and prolific director John Tiffany (The Glass Menagerie) 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 a sequel to the original series that follows Harry and his family ’19 years later’.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Harry’s second son, Albus Severus. Fearing that he will be placed in Slytherin on his arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must 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, but is still affected by a past that refuses to stay where it belongs. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sees a plethora of well-known characters appear throughout the play, with magnificent special effects guaranteed.
In 2017 the play receive a record-breaking nine Olivier Award, including Best New Play, Best Director for John Tiffany, Best Set Design for Christine Jones, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Anthony Boyle, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Noma Dumezweni and Best Actor for Jamie Parker.
Cast and Creative
Alongside J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the creative team for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child includes 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 also features 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.
Original casting included Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Granger-Weasley and Poppy Miller as Ginny.
The current cast includes Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, and Rayxia-Oji as Rose Granger-Weasley. Dominic Short plays Albus Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, James Howard plays Draco Malfoy, with Jonathan Case as his son Scorpius Malofy.
Show Lengths and Times
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at the Palace Theatre London July 30th 2016. On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, there are matinees 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.
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