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With rehearsals underway in Melbourne, a new block of tickets for the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on sale to the general public at 11am on Tuesday November 27, 2018 via the official website

The booking period will be extended, with new tickets for the record-breaking theatrical event made available for performances up until and including Sunday December 1, 2019.

Those wishing to purchase tickets are encouraged to visit the website and join the ‘Virtual Waiting Room’ at any time between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM AEDT on November 27. When tickets are released at 11:00 AM AEDT, everyone in the ‘Virtual Waiting Room’ will be randomly assigned a place in the queue for the opportunity to purchase tickets. The randomisation of the queue allows the purchase of tickets to be as fair as possible and provides protection against bots. These tickets will not require an Access Code to purchase.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre with preview performances beginning in January 2019.

12. The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Australia in rehearsals. Photo Tim Carrafa. 65

Gareth Reeves will play Harry Potter with Lucy Goleby as his wife Ginny Potter and Sean Rees-Wemyss as their son Albus Potter. Gyton Grantley will play Ron Weasley with Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger and Manali Datar as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be Tom Wren with William McKenna as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

The company of 42 performers also includes Iopu Auva’a, Damien Avery, Mike Bishop, Simon Chandler, Clare Chihambakwe, Sienna Conti, Louis Corbett, Gillian Cosgriff, Mark Dickinson, Lyndall Grant, Ruby Hall, George Henare, Alfie Hughes, Soren Jensen, Hamish Johnston, Madeleine Jones, Ezra Justin, Amanda LaBonté, Debra Lawrance, Kuda Mapeza, Kirsty Marillier,
Cle Morgan, James O’Connell, David Ross Paterson, Archie Pitcher, Zakaria Rahhali, John Shearman, David Simes, Hayden Spencer, Slone Sudiro, Connor Sweeney, Sasha Turinui, Jessica Vickers and Hannah Waterman.

1. The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Australia. Photo Tim Carrafa. 2K5A0566

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 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 the most awarded play in theatre history. It has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and 25 in the US. It opened in London in July 2016 winning a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director and made its Broadway premiere in April 2018 winning six Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Director of a Play.

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.

5. The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Australia in rehearsals. Photo Tim Carrafa. 41

How To See The Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts.

There are three options for how to see the play:
• Parts One and Two together on the same day or consecutive evenings (recommended)
• Parts One and Two separately on non-consecutive days
• Part One only or Part Two only

Performance Schedule
Tickets will be available for performances from January 2019. The Official Opening performances of Parts One and
Part Two will be on Saturday February 23, 2019.

The schedule for preview performances (performances until February 22, 2019) varies from the regular schedule. Visit for more detail.

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

Ticket Prices
For every performance there will be more than 200 tickets priced at $65 or less. In-season prices range from $65 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.

Ticket Purchase Limit
There is a strict ticket limit per transaction of 6 tickets per person, per part. This means that 6 people can attend Parts One and Two.

Melbourne’s Princess Theatre
163 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
From January 2019

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Photo credit: Tim Carrafa