“Cursed Child” Producer Sonia Friedman Working on LGBTQ-Themed Project

While many of us may have been disappointed by the lack of LGBTQ representation that was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (*cough* Scorbus *cough*), its producer Sonia Friedman sounds like she’s hoping to make up for that deficit with her upcoming project or projects.

At the Olivier Awards last week, Friedman was interviewed by Gay Times, which asked if she would advocate for LGBTQ-focused mainstream theater. Friedman was happy to say that she was actively working on at least one such production right now:

Absolutely, and I’m very much… I’m hoping that I’m about to be announcing something that answers that very question any moment now.

And in fact… I’m not just saying it because ‘Gay Times’ is asking me the question, but it’s the very conversation I’m having with the staff in my office about how we can tell those stories. I’m looking to the people in my office who know more about it than me to teach me.

Friedman went on to explain how she makes sure to work with people of younger generations to keep her engaged with the present, so she can produce stories that are relevant.

She’s hoping to make an announcement about the project within the year:

So yes, see me next year, and if I haven’t done anything then rap me over the knuckles. Seriously!



Would you be excited to see more LGBTQ-focused stories on stage?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.