Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two
If you are a big Harry Potter fan, get your wands ready as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming exclusively to The Princess Theatre in Melbourne from 18 January 2019.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently also on the West End in the UK. It has has won 24 major awards and is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s prestigious Olivier Awards.
Premise behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
For those that have not read the premise, it is the eight story of the Harry Potter series and was written by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
The play follows the friends 19 years after the battles at Hogwarts. Harry has always found it difficult being himself. Now that he is older, he is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of 3 school aged children. Harry is grappling with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs. Meanwhile his youngest son Albus is struggling with the weight of his family legacy that he never asked for.
As the past and present fuse together, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: That sometimes darkness can come from unexpected places.
The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre goers will be thrilled with the cast being lead by Gareth Reeves as Harry, Paula Arundell as Hermione, Gyton Grantley as Ron. Secondary cast members includes Lucy Goleby as Ginny, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus and Tom Wren as Draco.
Questions and Answers regarding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Where will Harry Potter and the Cursed Child be held?
The play will be exclusively staged in Melbourne’s Princess Theatre – 163 Spring Street Melbourne.
Why is the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child split in two parts?
Due to the epic nature of the story, it cannot be fit into the traditional performance time of a play. Therefore it has been split into two parts. The two parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive nights.
The running time of part one is 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval). Part two is 2 hours and 35 minutes (including another 20 minute interval).
When can I see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Preview performances are due to start on 18 January 19 and regular performances from 25 February 19. Tickets have been released for shows until and including Sunday 1 December 2019.
How much are tickets?
Prices range from $65 to $175 per part and can be purchased on the official website.
What is Friday Forty and how do I get tickets?
Each Friday, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will release 40 tickets for some of the very best seats in the theatre for $40 ($80 for Part One and Two) for every performance for the following week.
Entries will need to be submitted from Monday 12:01am to Friday 1:00pm. Winners will be notified between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Friday and will have one hour to claim tickets from the time of notification. Winners will pay only $80 per guest ($40 per part).
To enter visit the TodayTix website.
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