Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

25 Jul 2016 - 07 Apr 2019

£10.00 - £130.00

Pro reviewers rating
15 reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

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.

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, set "nineteen years later" is a play in two parts based on a brand new original story by J K Rowling.

Illusions and magic created by Jamie Harrison

Winner of a record-breaking 9 Olivier Awards in 2017, including Best New Play and Best Director.

(Cast details as from 23 May, 2018)


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“A spectacle of epic sweep and magisterial grandeur. It is, quite simply, magic... I loved it... It is a triumph. ”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Inventively staged, strikingly performed and genuinely theatrical... A truly game-changing production. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“It’s a triumph. Not an unqualified one – there are some quibbles – but in all key respects, it grips, it stirs, it delights. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Anthony Boyle’s geeky Scorpius Malfoy is superb while new character Delphi Diggory is brilliantly portrayed by Esther Smith. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Clemmett and the colourful, audience-pleasing Boyle fashion a bromance that gives the lie to the play’s title. ”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“Thrilling: gripping, dark, wittily acted and often visually dazzling... Grounds the story in theatrical make-believe. ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“A theatre production of immense wonder... highly referential to Harry Potter stories past and, above all, truly magical. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Pathos, dazzling choreography and moments of pure enchantment... Tiffany’s finely orchestrated production is often gorgeous. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“This [new cast] easily equals the original. The performances owe a lot to them, certainly... Still all it ever was.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Tiffany has masterminded a thrilling theatrical spectacle... A remarkable series of wonders by in-house illusionist Harrison. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Potter addicts will love it... A hit probably for years... Live-performance ingenuity... brings its own brand of magic. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Illusions which, though Victorian and traditional, are so well done and with so little high-tech trickery that you gasp. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“An absolute hoot, a joyous, big-hearted, ludicrously incident-packed and magic-heavy romp... unrelentingly entertaining. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“The ingenuity, the fusion of daily life with a simmering strangeness, enchants... The spell-binding is utterly theatrical. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“An independent piece of theatre... Thorne has developed a labyrinthine plot with great lucidity... Many splendid effects. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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