New tickets for the record-breaking Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatrical event go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 9 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2021, via the official HarryPotterThePlay.com website. The new ticket release extends the historic production reservation period until Sunday, January 30, 2022.
The Australian production officially opened on the red carpet on Saturday February 23, 2019. Melbourne was the third city in the world to host Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, after London and New York. He will unequivocally play any other city in Australia.
The production celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, March 1, 2020, with a special gala at the Princess Theater in Melbourne. In its first year, an estimated 326,500 people saw the show, far surpassing any previous record set by a play in Australian theater history.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child resumed performances on Saturday, June 26 after a 4-week hiatus, following the lifting of public health restrictions linked to COVID-19.
Earlier this year, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child welcomed new cast members; Green Room Award winner Natasha Herbert as Dolores Umbridge; Torres Strait-Islander, former professional rugby league player and Wagadagam man Michael Bani as Bane; NIDA and VCA graduate Aisha Aidara is making her professional debut as Rose Granger-Weasley and Melbourne-based actor Ben Walter who will take on the role of Albus Potter. Gabriella Barbagallo, Luke Clayson, Axel Duffy, Katie-Jean Harding, Matt Holly, Abdul ‘Min’ Muhaimin, Harrison Riley, Tom Russell and David Spencer also join the company.
HERALD SUN SUNDAY:
AN EPIC OF SCENE WITCH – LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by Gareth Reeves in Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby in Ginny Potter, Paula Arundell in Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley in Ron Weasley, Tom Wren in Draco Malfoy and Nyx Calder in Scorpius Malfoy.
The company is completed by Lucy Ansell, Alexander Artemov, Damien Avery, Jai Bacak, Bonnie Barlow, Mike Bishop, Clare Chihambakwe, Gillian Cosgriff, Hannah Fredericksen, Lyndall Grant, George Henare, Soren Jensen, Debra Lawrance, Monet Lewis, James O ‘ Connell, David Ross Paterson, Naomi Rukavina, John Shearman, Liam Smith, Connor Sweeney, Archie Thomson, Jessica Vickers and Mackenzie Vokes.
Based on a new original story by JK 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. The two parts of the play are intended to be viewed in sequence on the same day (morning and evening) or two consecutive evenings.
A MAGICAL TALE PIECE THAT AWAITS YOU FROM START TO END
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movements by Steven Hoggett, sets by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison and musical supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe. The international casting consultant is Jim Carnahan (CSA) and the Australian casting is Janine Snape (CGA). The executive producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Calendar and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
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