Harry Potter mania has hit Melbourne!
Presale tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 went on sale on Monday and those who had signed up to receive the special priority booking access code soon discovered this is the hottest ticket (well, tickets) in town.
Images started appearing on social media of people waiting in online queues …
Yes – Catherine Langley, who shared this image on Facebook, had 22,108 people ahead of her …
At least Harry Potter fans knew just how long the queue was! While many were successful in securing tickets, not all were so lucky. Within four hours, all priority booking tickets had been sold. Needless to say, there were lots of upset people who missed out on tickets.
A second round of priority booking tickets will go on sale tomorrow – Wednesday 1st August. Interested patrons are advised to join the virtual waiting room at 11am to be assigned a number ahead of the actual ticket sale, which commences at midday. Full details are on the Ticketmaster website.
General public ticket sales commence on Monday 6th August.
Melbourne will be just the third city in the world to host a production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2. The play first premiered in London’s West End, recently opened on Broadway and will settle into the Princess Theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District when the current season of Mamma Mia! concludes.
The play’s Australian Facebook page has already amassed more than one million followers, no cast have been announced yet and we are still more than five months away from the first performance, but desperate fans are scrambling for tickets. It would seem Melbourne will be in the grip of Harry Potter mania for a very long time to come.