Happy anniversary, Cursed Child: everything you need to know about the latest productions

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London 2018-19, photo credit Manuel Harlan
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London 2018-19, photo credit Manuel Harlan

Two years on from Cursed Child’s world premiere in London, the show is now getting ready for Australia, San Francisco, Hamburg and beyond.

In just two years, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the story conceived by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, has taken the world by storm, swimming in awards, rave reviews and enraptured fans. The play has brought a whole new level to Harry Potter’s life as we knew it – bringing darker layers to the original stories – and introducing us to a whole new generation of wizards. Scorpius Malfoy, we love you.

Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, the producers behind the play, said:

'As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to grow, with several new productions worldwide, we are so proud to be celebrating our third year here, in London, at the Palace Theatre, Cursed Child's first and original home, where it all began. It's thrilling that we can continue to tell Harry's story in London, New York, Australia, and beyond, and look forward to welcoming audiences from across the globe.'

Jamie Ballard in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London 2018-19. Photo by Manuel Harlan

So, what does the future hold for Cursed Child? Well, quite a lot! Here’s everything you need to know...

More tickets for the London production are going on sale this September

On 18 September, the London show will be putting on more tickets, if you haven’t had a chance to snap any up yet. These tickets will be for performances from 10 April to 28 July 2019 from £15 per part. Need to get a mate a birthday present in advance, perhaps?

The Australian production of Cursed Child is coming early 2019

The eighth Harry Potter story will be travelling further than ever before when it opens in Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2019. The play will boast a new cast and if you signed up for priority booking, those tickets are currently on sale right now with tickets due to go on general public sale at 9AM on Monday 6 August.

Learn more about what we know about the Australian production so far here.

And San Francisco in Autumn, 2019

Cursed Child is already cooking up a storm on the New York Broadway scene, recently picking up six Tony Awards. But America can also expect a new production of the play based in San Francisco to open soon too.

The play will be coming to the Curran late next year, again with a brand-new cast. Learn more about the San Francisco production here.

We hope the cast won’t be too hot in their robes with all that Californian sunshine!

And don’t forget about the new German production – the first to be performed in a non-English language

In 2020, Cursed Child takes on brand-new territory with a version of the play opening in German. This will be the first time the play will be performed in a language other than English.

Cursed Child to open in Germany
Cursed Child to open in Germany in 2020

The play is opening at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany in 2020. We’re looking forward to hearing Ron say ‘bloody hell’ in German, we must say.

The London production will be trying some exciting new things

London is Cursed Child’s first home of course, and is still going strong two years later, now with its third cast. (Fun fact: three Harrys have been cast in the London performances so far - and are all called Jamie).

Tickets are now available for an Autism-friendly version of the play, coming Thursday 23 August (Part One) and Friday 24 August (Part Two). The version of the production is in association with The National Autistic Society and will be especially adapted as a ‘relaxed performance’ for an autistic audience.

(c) Manuel Harlan

Learn more about Cursed Child Access performances, including their regular audio-described and captioned performances here.

And that’s just the beginning. Look out for more Cursed Child news as we have it, coming oh so soon. Visit the website for more information, updates and exciting upcoming news. We can’t keep up!