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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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This live show was the winner of 6 Tony Awards including best play and was the most awarded show of the season in London. It is now coming to Australia and is going to be a sellout, so you need to book as soon as possible! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin performances at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne from Wednesday 16th January 2019. The show's London run caused a frenzy, selling a record-breaking 175,000 tickets in 24 hours.

Tickets for performances will be on sale to the general public from 9.00 am on Monday 6th August, 2018. Make sure you sign up to the mailing list by Sunday 29th July 2018 for further news and priority booking access, before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the series of Harry Potter and it is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented as a live play!

This fantastic play has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK. It is the most-awarded production in the history of Britain's prestigious Olivier Awards, having won a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play, and Best Director.

The play opened on Broadway in April 2018 and it received great reviews and then won 6 Tony Awards including Best Play, 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards and many more.

Melbourne will be just the third city to be lucky enough to see the critically acclaimed play! Wow - what a fabulous achievement in this day and age, when there are so many excellent live plays produced!

Awards from the US production

In Australia, the Michael Cassel-produced play will be directed by the original West End director, John Tiffany, with music by Imogen Heap and Australian casting by Melbourne Theatre Company's casting director, Janine Snape.

This play follows the life of an adult Harry Potter and his wife, Ginny Weasley, as their youngest son, Albus Severus, begins at Hogwarts. It is some 19 years later and Harry Potter is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, as well as a husband and father of three school-age children. As the play continues both Harry and Albus discover some unpleasant truths. Darkness comes from unexpected places it seems!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is actually a play presented in two parts. It is intended to be seen in the correct order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

Who could have known at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, that this would not be the end of the age of Harry Potter! The demand for all things Harry Potter is and was, just so immense, and this is one of the biggest things to come out in a long time. The play is virtually the 8th book by JK Rowling and it has sold out repeatedly at the London Palace Theatre. This year, it will be playing on Broadway, before heading to Melbourne in 2019.

Producers of the play, Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: "When we embarked on this journey, it was an objective to ensure we could get the production to Australia as soon as logistically possible. You can't ever assume a new play is going to have a further life, but we knew that if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child did have a life beyond London and Broadway, that the next stop would be here."

From the Broadway production Facebook page

In order to make sure you do not miss out on this, sign up so you get the latest information here. You can also get ticket alerts from Ticketmaster.

Tickets will go on sale at 9.00 am on Monday, 6th August 2018

The dates for the show, which will be shown exclusively in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre, have also been released with preview performances running from January 16, 2019 to February 22, 2019.

Regular performances will go from 25th February, 2019. Ticket prices will range between $65 to $175, with 40 seats priced at $40 released for every performance.

For more information about the cheap ticket initiative, full dates and cast announcement, keep an eye on the website.

This is a wonderful opportunity that you do not want to miss out on, so make sure you have signed to receive pre-sales emails/dates.
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Why? For a new JK Rowlings, Harry Potter stage Play
When: January to end February, 2019
Where: Princess Theatre, Melbourne
Cost: $65 to $175
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