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. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play. The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play.
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
Review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
To sum up, I have been reviewing for a couple of years and seen just under 400 shows in that time and I can honestly say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 is the best thing I have seen on stage in all that time. The story is brilliant, the staging and acting superb and the entire experience is awesome from start to finish. While I’ve been writing this, I’ve been telling everyone around me to get their tickets booked so they too can experience this breathtaking, stupendous and mind-blowing production that will surely be dominating the London stage for years to come. My one regret is that we can only give a maximum of five stars to a show, this is one worthy of an entire constellation.
Read the full review by Chris Omaweng
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 5AY
Part One: Two Hours and 45 Minutes
Part Two: Two Hours and 35 Minutes