Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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J.K. Rowling’s highly anticipated sequel to the beloved Harry Potter novels premieres at London’s Palace Theatre, with previews beginning in May and an official opening in July 2016. Written in collaboration with BAFTA-winning Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth instalment of the country’s favourite series.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the ’19 Years Later’ sequel to the Deathly Hallows, following the new Potter family as they cope with the past. After the trials and tribulations of his time at Hogwarts, Harry is now an employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three children. Whilst Harry struggles with his past, his youngest son Albus is forced to carry the weight of his family legacy. Both Harry and Albus soon realise the truth; that sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

Olivier and Tony Award-winning John Tiffany directs the production, alongside renowned movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Tiffany and Hoggett previously collaborated on acclaimed shows such as Black Watch and Once. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also features set design by Tony Award-winning Christine Jones, costume by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and music by Imogen Heap, with special effects by Jeremy Chernick and illusions by Jamie Harrison.

Jamie Parker (Guys and Dolls) stars as Harry Potter, alongside Paul Thornley (London Road) as Ron and Olivier Award-winning Noma Dumezweni (Linda at the Royal Court) as Hermione. Further casting includes Nicola AlexisHelen AlukoJeremy Ang JonesRosemary Annabella, Annabel BaldwinJack BennettPaul BentallAnthony Boyle as Scorpius, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Morag Cross, Claudia Grant, James HowardLowri JamesChris JarmanMartin JohnstonChipo Kureya, James Le LacheurHelena LymberyTom MackleyBarry McCarthySandy McDadeAndrew McDonaldAdam McNamaraPoppy Miller as Ginny Weasley, Tom MilliganJack NorthAlex Price as Draco Malfoy, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno SilvaCherrelle Skeete as Rose Weasley, Esther Smith and Josh Wyatt.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented in two parts, to be seen either on the same day or on consecutive evenings. Opening at London’s Palace Theatre for previews in May 2016, this production is already the year’s most anticipated opening, with tickets selling out almost immediately. Check back for the release of further tickets!

Child Friendly?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Seating Tips

Click here for the Palace Theatre seating chart and seat price guide.