First phase of the Cursed Child front of house is unveiled

The first stage of the Palace Theatre's transformation is unveiled

The first stage of construction for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s front of house display is now complete.

A great first impression can be everything, and we expected nothing less from the spectacular Harry Potter and the Cursed Child front of house display.

For months we’ve been enchanted by the image of the mysterious winged nest and now we have this glorious three-dimensional version to obsess over.

Naturally, we found ourselves outside the Palace Theatre for a peek at the design as the finishing touches were made – to this first phase, at least.

The theatre, which has played host to some of the most beloved plays in the world, now finally displays the words we’ve all been waiting for: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, in gold, glorious letters that sit proudly across the front of the building. On top of the words is the intriguing winged nest, complete with a mysterious child encased within.

Cursed Child first look Front of House nest
A closer look inside the Cursed Child nest

The design was put together to complement the work of Tony Award-winning designer Christine Jones, the set designer for Cursed Child who has worked her magic on productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Let the Right One In and Spring Awakening in the past.

There’s more to come over the next few weeks, but if this first look is anything to go by we can’t wait to see what the front of house looks like when the curtain finally rises for the first preview on 7 June…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, based on original, new story devised by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and director John Tiffany. The play picks up Harry’s story after the epilogue in Deathly Hallows and stars Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley as Harry, Hermione and Ron respectively.

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