Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 50,000 new tickets on sale this Tuesday May 7
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
50,000 NEW TICKETS ON SALE THIS TUESDAY MAY 7
AS BOOKING PERIOD EXTENDED TO MARCH 22, 2020
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magical piece of storytelling that holds you spellbound from start to finish”
“An epic of stage sorcery – like nothing on earth”
Sunday Herald Sun
“Wizardry on a grand scale”
“It will keep audiences enchanted for years to come”
The Sunday Age
The Australian production officially opened with a magical red carpet gala performance on Saturday February 23, 2019 and features Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby as his wife Ginny Potter and Sean Rees-Wemyss as their son Albus Potter; Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger and Manali Datar as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William McKenna as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
The company of 42 performers also includes Iopu Auva’a, Damien Avery, Mike Bishop, Simon Chandler, Clare Chihambakwe, Sienna Conti, Louis Corbett, Gillian Cosgriff, Mark Dickinson, Lyndall Grant, Ruby Hall, George Henare, Alfie Hughes, Soren Jensen, Hamish Johnston, Madeleine Jones, Ezra Justin, Amanda LaBonté, Debra Lawrance, Kuda Mapeza, Kirsty Marillier, Cle Morgan, James O’Connell, David Ross Paterson, Archie Pitcher, Zakaria Rahhali, John Shearman, David Simes, Hayden Spencer, Slone Sudiro, Connor Sweeney, Sasha Turinui, Jessica Vickers and Hannah Waterman.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Both parts of the play are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
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.
Receiving worldwide acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history. It has collected 24 major theatre awards in the U.K and 25 in the U.S. It continues to play in London, where it made its world premiere in July 2016 winning a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director; and in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018, winning six Tony Awards, one of which was for Best Play.
Upcoming productions include a U.S. West Coast premiere in San Francisco later this year and the first foreign language production in Hamburg in early 2020.
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 and 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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts. There are three options for how to see the play;
- Part One only or Part Two only
The regular performance schedule (excluding variations due to public holidays) will be:
Monday – no performance
Tuesday – no performance
Wednesday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Thursday – 7:30 PM Part One
Friday – 7:30 PM Part Two
Saturday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Sunday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
From $65 per Part.* For every performance there will be more than 200 tickets priced at $65 or less. *Plus $9.75 Ticketmaster Handling Fee per transaction. A delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.
Ticket Purchase Limit
There is a strict ticket limit per transaction of 6 tickets per person, per part. This means that 6 people can attend Parts One and Two.
Each week, 40 tickets for every performance the following week will be released via TodayTix for some of the very best seats in the theatre at $40 per part, per ticket ($80 total). These tickets are known as ‘The Friday Forty’. Visit HarryPotterThePlay.com/au/the-friday-forty/ or TodayTix for more info.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Melbourne’s Princess Theatre
163 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Booking until Sunday March 22, 2020
Tickets from HarryPotterThePlay.com
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