Hold on to your broomsticks because Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is coming to Australia! After sell-out seasons in London and New York, the smash-hit stage show is making its way to Melbourne.
The two-part play will open in early 2019 and run exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. “When we embarked on this journey, it was an objective to ensure we could get the production to Australia as soon as logistically possible,” said Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.
“Melbourne is a fantastic city with such wonderful culture and heritage, and so we’re thrilled that the gorgeous Princess Theatre will be Cursed Child’s next home.”
The play is based on a new story by author J.K. Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. Acting as the eighth installment to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child picks up where the seventh novel’s epilogue left off- Albus (Harry’s son) setting off on his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The critically acclaimed production had its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London and has since continued to play sold out shows, winning a mammoth list of awards along the way! The play will open on Broadway in April 2018 at the Lyric Theatre in New York.
Additional information for the Australian production, including dates and casting, will be announced soon. Visit HarryPotterThePlay.com to sign up to the mailing list and receive ticketing information and news.
Photos: Manuel Harlan of original London Production (supplied)