Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which was an instant hit when it opened in Melbourne, is based on the Harry Potter book series by JK Rowling. Rowling co-wrote the play with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Jack Thorne. Melbourne is the third city in the world, after New York and London, to welcome the play.
The play broke records when tickets first became available, selling more than 200,000 pre-sale tickets alone. If you've missed out on past releases, now's your chance to get on board the Hogwarts Express – the season has been extended again, this time to Sunday September 13, 2020.
The show brings to life the eighth book in the series, picking up 19 years on from the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the death of He Who Shall Not Be Named, and is the first book to be translated into a stage performance. It follows Harry’s children’s time at Hogwarts and his own career as a celebrated Aura – a dark wizard catcher.
The play is shown in two parts at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, with each one running for around two-and-a-half hours. Read Broadsheet’s spoiler-free review of the play here.
The new round of tickets will be released on Tuesday March 3 at 11am.