Gulpin’ gargolyes — the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is slated to visit Australia next after its Broadway debut next year. But before you get too excited, it’s Melburnians who have really lucked out, with the Victorian capital being the only city where it will play.
Seems like Victorian Premiere Daniel Andrews must have taken his Felix Felicis potion that morning when the decision was made. He’s calling it a ‘great win for tourism’ and ‘a fantastic outcome’ for the Garden State.
Based on an original new story by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the play is set 19 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and is the eighth and final instalment of the Harry Potter series.
After it opened in London’s West End in 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child became the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning Best New Play and Best Director among others.
Michael Cassel (Kinky Boots, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will be executive producer on the Australian production.
If you’re after tickets, you can sign up for updates on the official website. And keep a whole day or a weekend free — the play is meant to be seen in two parts, either in order on the same day or over two evening shows.