Discover the Magic Behind “Cursed Child” at San Diego Comic-Con

Attendees at San Diego Comic-Con will be able to explore the magic behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child magic like never before, with a booth and panel featuring exclusive behind the scenes content from the play.

An exclusive panel, “Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – An Interactive Masterclass”, will be held on Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m. During this panel, audience members will gain a never-before-seen glimpse into the magical stage effects used in Cursed Child led by the play’s Magic and Illusions Designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher.

The panel is set to feature demonstrations as well as video footage and will be a must-see for any Potter fan.

 

 

In the Exhibit Hall, attendees will find even more secrets at the Cursed Child booth. On display will be the set model for the Broadway production, designed by Tony Award winner Christine Jones alongside a costume worn by Jamie Parker (Harry Potter for Year 1 West End and Broadway casts).

Also at the booth. fans will get to view exclusive content from the upcoming book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey, which is set to be published in the United States on November 5. And if all that wasn’t enough, a photo booth will also be available for Hogwarts House pride photos!

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child booth can be found July 18-21, at stand number 3629 in the Exhibit Hall. The exclusive panel, “Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – An Interactive Masterclass” will take place on Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m in Room 6BCF.

Elsewhere is Cursed Child news, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Australian production of the play. Check out the video below to see the cast in action, and also catch a glimpse of some of the magic tricks and illusions that might just be revealed at SDCC!

 

 

Due to high demand, another block of tickets will be released for this production at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18. Check out the official Cursed Child website for more information.

 

Press Release

The Award-Winning International Hit Stage Production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Be Featured at Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 18-21, 2019

Never Before Seen Content to Be Revealed at Booth & Panel!

www.HarryPotterOnStage.com

The award-winning international hit stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be featured at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego from July 18 to 21, 2019 with a booth and panel.

On Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m., panel audiences will get an exclusive, never before seen insight into the world of the mind-blowing stage effects of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when the show’s Magic and Illusions Designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher lead “Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – An Interactive Masterclass.” With magical demonstrations, video footage and never-before-told stories from the making of the show, audiences will learn how the magicians and actors use clever techniques and cunning psychology to make the impossible seem real – they’ll even learn to perform magic themselves!

The production’s booth, on display all four days at #3629 in the Exhibit Hall, will feature Tony Award winner Christine Jones’ set model for the Broadway production, along with an actual costume worn by Jamie Parker who created the role of Harry Potter in the original West End and Broadway productions. The walls of the booth will be lined with exclusive content featured in the forthcoming book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey which will be released by Scholastic in the US on November 5, 2019. There will also be a photo booth where fans can show their Hogwarts House pride by posing with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin banners.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing at the Palace Theatre in London, where it received its world premiere in July 2016; at the Lyric Theatre in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened earlier this year. Upcoming productions include the exclusive U.S. West Coast premiere in San Francisco at the Curran later this year; the German premiere, the first non-English language production, at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in spring of 2020; and the Canadian premiere at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto in fall of 2020.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. 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.

Receiving universal acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history, winning 25 major U.S. awards, with six Tony Awards including Best Play. It also won 24 major theatre awards in the U.K. and is the most awarded show in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.

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 the 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 features 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, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.