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Cursed Child nabs a record 11 Olivier Award nominations

Cursed Child JK Rowling with John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley
Exclusive to Pottermore, L-R: John Tiffany, Jamie Parker, Jack Thorne, Noma Dumezweni, Paul Thornley and J.K. Rowling. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has just netted a record-breaking 11 nominations for Olivier Awards, which celebrate the best of British theatre.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been nominated for a record-breaking 11 Olivier Awards, including nods for Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Actor.

John Tiffany has been nominated for Best Director, while Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Anthony Boyle received nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role respectively.

The play has also been nominated for Best Set Design (Christine Jones), Best Costume Design (Katrina Lindsay), Best Sound Design (Gareth Fry), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin), Best Theatre Choreographer (Steven Hoggett) and Outstanding Achievement in Music (Imogen Heap).

John Tiffany is also nominated for his direction of The Glass Menagerie, currently playing at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.

Cursed Child recently took home eight WhatsOnStage Awards, three Critic’s Circle Awards, and Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

This isn’t the first time members of the Cursed Child cast and creative team have been recognised at the Oliviers. Jamie Parker was nominated in 2016 for Guys and Dolls, Noma Dumezweni won for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in A Raisin in the Sun in 2006, and John Tiffany won Best Director for Black Watch in 2009.

This year’s Olivier Award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 April 2017.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at London’s Palace Theatre last year and is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

For information on the play, or to book tickets, visit the Cursed Child website.