About the show
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reunites fans with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a host of familiar faces, as well as introducing exciting new characters. The action takes place 19 years after the events of the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry is now a father of three and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, still grappling with the events of his past. Meanwhile, Albus, Harry’s youngest son, is struggling with the weight of the family legacy. As the past and present come hurtling together, Harry and Albus realise that sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Teaming up with director John Tiffany (Once, Let the Right One In) and BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck) , Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been spell-binding audiences since 2016. In 2017 the production scooped a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director.
Tiffany and illusionist Jamie Harrison (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) have created a dazzling array of mind-bending special effects to bring the magic of Harry Potter to life. The creative team also includes movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) , set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin, and sound designer Gareth Fry. Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, Imogen Heap, has composed an original score for the play.
Split across two epic parts, which can be seen consecutively on the same day, or across two evenings, at the Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has now extended its run to 2021. Since its West End premiere, the play has gone on to open in New York, Melbourne and San Francisco, with further productions scheduled in Hamburg and Toronto.
The current cast includes Jamie Ballard (Macbeth, Antigone) as Harry Potter, Thomas Aldridge (Les Miserables) as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle (Beauty and the Beast) as Hermione Granger, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley, and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most in-demand productions in London’s West End, don’t miss the chance to experience J.K. Rowling’s magical Wizarding World like never before.
Recommended forFans of the Harry Potter books and films will delight in seeing the story continue on stage. Those looking for an epic family day-out shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see this spell-binding production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the perfect school holiday treat.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+