Previews have begun for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Harry Potter fans are losing their minds as previews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begin tomorrow at The Palace Theater in London. The play is told in two parts and 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 within two consecutive days).
What’s it all about anyway?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was conceived by playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and author JK Rowling. The play jumps forward in time when Harry is struggling as a 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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stars:
- Jamie Parker as Harry Potter
- Alex Price as Draco Malfoy
- Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger
- Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley
You can find 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.
If you don’t already have tickets, you might be out of luck for a while. Many of the preview performances have been sold out since 2015! Here’s hoping a new batch of tickets are released soon.