Harry Potter fans are losing their minds once again as previews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begin tomorrow at The Palace Theater in London. The play is told in two parts, however both parts are opening at the same time – according to harrypottertheplay.com, the parts are meant to be seen in order, on the same day or on two consecutive days.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was conceived by playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and the great authoress herself, JK Rowling. The setting of the play jumps forward in time when Harry Potter is struggling as a working father and husband:
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.
Starring in the production are Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, and Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley. You can find out a bit more about the cast below:
As the video below mentions, there could be a big difference between what audiences see during previews and the official opening of the production, those lucky enough to catch both incarnations will experience the evolution of the play from where it is now to the finished product.
Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tickets, you might be out of luck for a long while. Many of the official and preview performances have been sold out since 2015! Here’s hoping a new batch of tickets are released soon *crosses fingers.*