Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be opening in summer of 2016 at the Palace theatre, in the heart of Londpon’s West End.
Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling has teamed up with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to present Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a production that will explore the backstory leading up to Harry’s parents untimely death at the hands of Lord Voldemort.
First there were the books, then the films, then Harry Potter land in Florida, then the studios in London, now Harry Potter is being brought to life in London’s West End with a live stage show.
The lives of Harry Potter’s murdered parents are to be explored in a spellbinding drama. Harry’s parents, James and Lily Potter met at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were seemingly the perfect couple. Unfortunately fate or rather Lord Voldemort had different plans for them and they were murdered by the dark wizard. Harry was then raised in miserable circumstances by his mother’s sister, Petunia, her horrid husband Vernon and their spoiled son Dudley.
The Palace theatre in London’s West End will become Hogwarts, and the building itself is a fitting venue reminiscent of the style depicted in the films.
The Harry Potter novels span 7 book and 8 films, and the books alone have sold over 450 million copies worldwide.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets at the Palace are not yet on sale, but as soon as they are we will announce the booking dates here.
Tickets will go on sale in the autumn and are expected to attract unbelievable demand.
The creative team for The Cursed Child will include Steven Hoggett who will provide movement, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and music by star performer, Imogen Heap.