J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Performance of “Cursed Child” to Benefit Lumos

With rehearsals underway and previews set to begin on June 7, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the stage play billed as “the eighth story” in the Harry Potter series, will soon make its debut at London’s Palace Theatre. Today, we’ve learned some more exciting news: Author J.K. Rowling will be in attendance at a special gala performance of the play, which will benefit her children’s charity, Lumos.

A press release from Lumos states,

The special gala performance of both parts offers a unique opportunity to see the much-anticipated play introduced by J.K. Rowling and is the first of several events yet to be announced for the autumn as part of the Lumos global We Are Lumos Worldwide campaign in the UK, United States, and around the world. The campaign invites people and groups all over the world to join a growing movement to end the harmful and unnecessary practice of placing children in orphanages.

Fans will have the opportunity to attend the gala performance, which will take place on September 18. The tickets, as Lumos writes, are now available by auction:

Tickets to see performances of both part one and part two of the play on Sunday 18th [sic] September in London’s West End are now available by auction at givergy.com/charity/lumos They are combined with special prizes and experiences and are expected to sell out quickly. More information can also be found at wearelumos.org/worldwide.

Of the performance, Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos, said,

This special gala performance is not only a wonderful opportunity for fans to see the play, but it will [also] help raise awareness of the vulnerable, voiceless children living in orphanages around the world and play its part in helping to get them home and back to a loving family, where they belong.

Additionally, visitors to the Lumos website can sign up for the We Are Lumos Worldwide campaign in advance of its launch in September, and those who register now are promised “early notification of further exciting announcements” from Lumos.

You can read the full press release from Lumos below:

Press Release

More information on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found on the play’s official website.

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