UPDATED: More Information on “Cursed Child” Released!

UPDATE (October 25, 2015):

Today, those with priority booking status received an e-mail from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, providing more information on how the priority booking process will work on October 28.

The bottom of the e-mail reads,

Please note our ticketing partners use two different ticketing systems. To give you the best chance of getting access to tickets as quickly as possible, the priority mailing list has been split between the two systems. There is a slightly different booking processes for each, so please follow the full instructions in the email you have received.

These two ticketing partners are Nimax Theatres and ATG Tickets. Check the inbox for the email address with which you registered for more information on how to ensure that you will get priority booking access!

Remember, priority booking will not guarantee that you will be able to secure tickets. Additionally,

Ticket purchases will be limited to a maximum of six per person across all performances. If you are collecting your tickets from the box office, please bring your booking reference and the credit or debit card used for the booking.


Baz Bamigboye’s article for the Daily Mail hints heavily that the Cursed Child could very well be Albus Severus Potter! He writes,

A statement from the creative team noted that Al must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted and that ‘past and present fuse ominously’ when Harry and his younger son learn the uncomfortable truth that ‘sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places’.

As for the possibility of there being flashbacks to Harry’s own parents, the show’s producer, Sonia Friedman, said,

It’s for theatregoers and fans, and we’re not going to say any more about the story.

Another question on every Potter fan’s lips: Will the show feature flying broomsticks? Friedman explained,

Because it’s a play, it’s worth stressing that at this stage of the process it’s not our intention to have a high-tech show but to go back to basic story telling.

The article also states that a cast of roughly 30 will begin rehearsing in February or March. Preliminary casting has begun, but no actor has been picked for the lead role yet.

It was just earlier today that the official artwork for the upcoming Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was revealed! Now, it looks as though we have even more information about Cursed Child, including when it is set to begin!

Baz Bamigboye, an entertainment columnist for the Daily Mail, has posted a number of messages to Twitter on the subject of the play:

Following this announcement that previews will begin on June 7, Bamigboye tweeted:

This is the first time we’ve learned of the play’s tagline, which, as shown in the image posted by Bamigboye is, “The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.” (The tagline fits with what J.K. Rowling has reiterated about the play not being a prequel.)

Bamigboye also tweeted that the official opening day for the play (with both parts being performed on the same day) is on July 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.:

He also revealed the prices for preview tickets, and the cost will cover both parts of the play:

From August 3, the ticket prices will be as follows:

Bamigboye stated that, while the preview schedule is not finalized, both parts of the play will be shown on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, beginning on July 6.

He also reported that the producers of Cursed Child have said that the play “picks up from where Deathly Hallows ended.”

Lastly, Bamigboye tweeted that tickets will go on sale on October 28 at 11 a.m. GMT for priority bookings, while the general public will be able to purchase them beginning on October 30 at 11 a.m. GMT:

We will update you with more information as it becomes available. Are you planning on buying tickets?