Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre tickets
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre tickets

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

About the show

J.K Rowling and Jack Thorne bring the next instalment of the internationally renowned Harry Potter series to the stage. Selling out within days, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has extended its run to 2017, playing in two parts at the Palace Theatre London. A sequel to the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling’s latest offering follows what happens to Harry those ’19 years later’.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Albus Severus, Harry’s second son. Fearing being placed in Slytherin upon arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must cope with the fame that comes with the Potter legacy. Harry himself is now a husband and father to three children and must juggle this with his job at the Ministry of Magic. Still struggling with elements from his past that refuse to remain forgotten, Harry and Albus both come to realise that sometimes, darkness comes from the most unexpected of places.

Directed by the prolific John Tiffany (Once, Let the Right One In), the show features pyrotechnics, special effects and tricks designed by Jeremy Chernick in order to recreate the marvellously magical world. Renowned movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) is also part of the creative team, working alongside set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin and sound designer Gareth Fry. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also includes original music by the talented Imogen Heap.

Original casting included Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, who is currently starring in the Savoy production of Guys and Dolls and has credits including Assassins and The History Boys. London Road’s Paul Thornley began in the role of Ron, whilst Hermione was played by Noma Dumezweni, who wowed audiences and critics with her heart-wrenching performance in Linda.

Current casting includes Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron, Michelle Gayle as Hermione, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two epic parts that will run simultaneously, and is already the most highly anticipated show of the year.

Recommended for

Those who love the Harry Potter books and films will adore seeing the story in a new theatrical form. Recommended for anyone who loves the famous series!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (Part 1) & 2 hours 35 minutes (Part 2)
Opened: 30 May 2016
Press night: 25 Jul 2016
Booking from: 30 May 2016
Booking until: 30 Dec 2020

Location and map

Palace Theatre
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1V 8AY

1237 Reviews Add review

The best play I have seen to date. Outstanding acting by all the cast, especially the actor who played Scorpius Malfoy. The magic being... More

rhiannaw 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I'm still pretty speechless having just seen both parts on the same day as this truly is an outstanding show. If you're a HP fan you... More

lisaphelan 5'9", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I didn't want to get my hopes too high for the play (despite having to buy tickets over a year in advance).... More

jadedacosta 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

If I could give this show a ten star rating I would. I honestly have never seen anything like it in my entire life, it was mesmerising... More

bethf1 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 379 reviews, 37 helpful votes

Fantastic music, fantastic choreography and staging, fantastic special effects. As an ardent Harry Potter fan the story felt quite... More

emilydiver 5"0, 280 reviews, 15 helpful votes

ea25 5”6, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing, so much magic on stage. As a fan who’s read all the books and grew up with the films it was perfect. You really do need to... More

angiegudgeon 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

AMAZING! As a first time audience member I was stunned at everything. I do not usually go to the theatre often or have much knowledge... More

OliviaRoseS 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes