AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE PRODUCTION ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC THIS MONDAY
Tickets for the Australian premiere of record-breaking theatrical event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child go on sale to the general public at 9am this Monday August 6 via HarryPotterThePlay.com.
It follows unprecedented demand for priority booking tickets, which were initially released to mailing list subscribers on Monday and sold-out the same day.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: “We’re overwhelmed by the response to our very first priority ticket release for Harry Potter and Cursed Child in Australia and thank ticket buyers for their patience whilst waiting in queue online. On Monday we will be releasing additional seats to the general public for performances up until November 3, 2019, so there will be another opportunity to purchase tickets. We are excited to be a step closer in bringing our magical production to Australia and making Melbourne our next home.”
The multi-award winning production will open exclusively in Melbourne with performances from Wednesday January 16, 2019 at the Princess Theatre.
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, directed by John Tiffany. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded play in theatre history. Since opening in London in July 2016 it has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK, with a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director. It made its Broadway premiere in April 2018 and is the most awarded show of the season, winning 25 awards in total, including six Tony Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards and five Drama Desk Awards.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe.
International Casting Consultant is Jim Carnahan and Australian casting by Janine Snape. Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
The full cast will be announced at a later date.
Tickets will be available for performances from Wednesday January 16, 2019. The Official Opening performances of
Parts One and Part Two will be on Saturday February 23, 2019.
The schedule for preview performances (January 16 to February 22, 2019) varies from the regular schedule.
Visit HarryPotterthePlay.com for more details.
From February 25, 2019 the regular performance schedule (excluding variations due to public holidays) will be:
Monday – no performance
Tuesday – no performance
Wednesday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Thursday – 7:30 PM Part One
Friday – 7:30 PM Part Two
Saturday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Sunday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
For every performance there will be more than 200 tickets priced at $65 or less. In-season prices will range from $65 – $175* per Part.
Beginning in previews, every performance will also have 40 seats priced at $40 each per part. These tickets are known as the ‘Friday Forty’ and more details about the initiative will be announced soon.
* Plus $9.75 Ticketmaster Handling Fee per transaction.
A delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Melbourne’s Princess Theatre
163 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000