“Cursed Child” London Nominated for Best Long-Running West End Show

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an award-winning show, earning nine Olivier Awards and six Tonys in its opening year for both the London and New York City productions. Now in its third year at the Palace Theatre, the London production of Cursed Child has been nominated for Best Long-running West End Show at the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards.

Similar to its American counterpart, the BroadwayWorld UK Awards are voted for by fans of West End theater from a shortlist of 27 categories ranging from Best New Production of a Play to Theatrical Event of the Year.



Facing off against Cursed Child for Best Long-running West End Show are musical heavyweights Les MisérablesWicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia!, as well as the relatively new Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.



Staying in the Cursed Child family, lighting designer Neil Austin (who won Tony and Olivier Awards for his designs for Cursed Child) is nominated for Best Lighting Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical for his work on the play Translations.

To see a full list of nominees and to vote for Cursed Child or Neil Austin, visit the BroadwayWorld UK website here. Voting closes on November 23, and winners will be announced soon after.

Have you managed to see Cursed Child yet in London or New York City? Or do you have tickets to see the play in Melbourne? Let us know in the comments!

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!