Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its Melbourne premiere in 2022
10.11.2021

Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its Melbourne premiere in 2022

The Princess Theatre. Photo Tim Carrafa

Broadway’s new reimagined production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its Australian premiere in May 2022 at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

The two-part play will continue performances through to early 2022, in what will be the last chance for Australian audiences to witness the original, before the production closes to begin preparations and rehearsals ahead of reopening in its new one-part format.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.

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Originally a two-part event, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has now been reimagined as one singular performance by original creatives J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter canon and the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play holds a record 60 major honours, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play and has been seen by millions of people worldwide.

Producers Sonia Friedman & Colin Callender said of the announcement: “We are incredibly excited that our reimagined production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre next year.

“After exploring a single show experience for North American audiences, it became clear that this new version of our glorious play should be presented for our audiences in Melbourne later next year. The production is set around the same powerful narrative, while delivering all the amazing illusions, stagecraft, and storytelling that have captivated audiences and critics alike. Harry’s story is now told eight times a week.

“The support for the Australian production of Cursed Child since its premiere in 2019, has been overwhelming. The continued backing from our patrons, who have often had to rebook multiple times over the past 18 months has inspired us as theatre makers to ensure we can continue to bring magic and entertain audiences. We thank you for your confidence.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a story about community, family, and the power of friendship, a story that reminds us that together and united we have the strength to overcome all odds. It is truly a story of our time.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday 19 November. Sign up to the waitlist HERE