Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne is coming exclusively to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in early 2019.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. The production has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK since opening in July 2016 in London. It makes its Broadway premiere in April 2018.
Written by BAFTA and Olivier award winner Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. International Casting Consultant is Jim Carnahan. Australian casting by Janine Snape. Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have announced tickets for the Australian premiere production will go on sale to the general public at 9am (AEST) on Monday 6 August 2018 via HarryPotterThePlay.com.
Those who sign up to the mailing list at HarryPotterThePlay.com by Sunday 29 July 2018 will receive priority booking access before tickets go on sale to the general public.
The record-breaking, multi-award winning production will open exclusively in Melbourne with performances confirmed to begin at the Princess Theatre from Wednesday 16 January 2019. The full cast will be announced at a later date.