Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The record-breaking production will make its way to Melbourne after its world premiere in London’s West End and its highly anticipated opening on Broadway in April 2018.
Presented in two parts, the play is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be performed on stage.
The show’s popularity and success are simply without peer – winning 22 major theatre awards in the United Kingdom.
It’s become the most awarded production in Britain Olivier Awards history, winning an unprecedented nine awards earlier this year including Best New Play and Best Director.
The only way to see the show in the southern hemisphere is in Melbourne, with theatre goers expected to flock to our state from far and wide.
The play is expected to bring new audiences to the theatre, with a large number of fans in London watching the show having never been to the theatre before.
Many visitors to the play will extend their stay and enjoy the best of everything Victoria has to offer – creating jobs and booking out our restaurants and hotels.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Performance dates, ticketing details and casting will be announced soon. Sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date at HarryPotterThePlay.com.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“This record-breaking production will be a huge boost for jobs, local businesses and tourism in Victoria – and further confirms that Melbourne truly is the cultural capital of the nation.”
“We encourage all Victorians, and our friends from across the country, Asia and the world, to join us in welcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Victoria.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“We’re proud that Melbourne’s very own Princess Theatre will join the ranks of Broadway and the West End in calling this incredible production home.”
Quotes attributable to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender
“When we embarked on this journey, it was an objective to ensure we could get the production to Australia as soon as logistically possible.”
“You can’t ever assume a new play is going to have a further life, but we knew that if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child did have a life beyond London and Broadway, that the next stop would be here.”