Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The boy wizard’s story continues! Experience the magic with Harry Potter play tickets
Step back inside the Wizarding World and experience an incredible new story with the spellbinding Harry Potter play! J.K. Rowling’s highly anticipated sequel to the beloved children’s book series premiered at London’s Palace Theatre in July 2016. It re-ignited the magic with five-star reviews from audiences and critics alike, and a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. Written in collaboration with BAFTA winner Jack Thorne and featuring astonishing on-stage magic and special effects, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth installment of the best-selling fantasy series, and invites fans to find out what happened to their favourite characters.
The Harry Potter play revisits the beloved characters 19 years later, as the Potter family struggles to 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 continues to remember the darker moments of his past, his youngest son Albus – newly arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – must carry the weight of his family legacy. Both Harry and Albus soon realise the truth; that sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.
Boasting a spellbinding story and jaw-dropping stagecraft, the Harry Potter play expands J.K. Rowling‘s fictional universe in astonishing new ways. The story is told over a two-part theatre event that feels as epic as the original series, and fans of the books will marvel at seeing Harry, Ron, Hermione and the Wizarding World conjured into being right before their eyes. Don’t forget to #KeepTheSecret though: what happens in this sequel is a tightly guarded secret to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the surprises first-hand.
Since opening in 2016, Jack Thorne‘s Harry Potter play has become an international phenomenon, with productions opening in New York, Australia, Germany and Japan. In London, it was nominated for a record-breaking 11 Olivier Awards and went on to win nine, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Set Design.
Olivier, Tony and Obie Award winner John Tiffany (Once; The Glass Menagerie) directs Harry Potter and the Cursed Child alongside renowned movement director Steven Hoggett, both of whom previously collaborated on successes including Black Watch and Once. The Harry Potter play features set design by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and music by Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap, with special effects by Jeremy Chernick and illusions by Jamie Harrison.
Original casting included Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Anthony Boyle as Draco’s son, Scorpius Malfoy, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Granger-Weasley and Poppy Miller as Ginny Weasley.
Current casting for the Harry Potter play in London includes Sam Crane as Harry Potter, Frances Grey as Ginny Weasley, Thomas Grant as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Grace Wylde as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Adam Wadsworth as Scorpius Malfoy.
This incredible show is a theatre event like no other, a treasure trove of old references and new clues for fans, and a blockbuster piece of entertainment for anyone who wants to welcome some extra magic into their lives. Join the 5 million theatregoers worldwide who have already seen and loved Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by booking tickets for the original production at the Palace Theatre. And don’t forget: #KeepTheSecret!
The Harry Potter play is suitable for ages 10 and up. Babes-in-arms will not be admitted into the theatre.