The Wait Is Over: Harry Potter Has Officially Arrived In London’s West End

Lucy Bloxham Lucy Bloxham

It could well be London’s most anticipated production….ever…but Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has finally arrived in the West End! The play is in two parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day, or on two consecutive evenings. Reduced price previews begin on June 7th, with the world premiere taking place on July 30th…and we reckon it’s going to be pretty popular! But fear not, it is taking bookings all the way up until May 27th 2017. [Potterheads, check out our guide to Harry Potter’s London.]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Harry’s second son, Albus Severus. Fearing being placed in Slytherin on his arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must also carry the legacy of the Potter family name. Meanwhile, Harry is a full-time employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father. (So weird). The show will see Harry and his family grapple “with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs”, with a number of appearances from well-known characters and magnificent special effects. The new story was a collaboration between Rowling, scriptwriter Jack Thorne and theatre director John Tiffany. Well, at least Shaftesbury Avenue is a bit easier to get to from King’s Cross than Hogwarts is!

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