“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Melbourne Performances Get Postponed Once Again
2020 has not been kind to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Performances in various countries have been postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems like the magic will not be gracing our stages for the rest of the year.
To date, Hamburg, London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto performances have been postponed until 2021. Melbourne fans had been holding out hope to see Cursed Child before the end of the year, but sadly, it has just been announced that the production will be postponed for another nine weeks. Performances that were set to take place from November 4, 2020, to January 17, 2021, are now canceled, and tickets for performances on those dates will be automatically rescheduled for performances starting May 21, 2021. Executive producer Michael Cassel thanked fans for their patience, adding that he looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the wizarding world next year.
We have decided to postpone these nine weeks of performances in the sincere hope that by mid-January we can be sure that a visit to the Princess Theatre will be COVID safe for our crew, our front-of-house staff, our wonderful company of actors and of course you, our audience.
The silver lining in all this is that seating allocation originally booked will remain the same for the rescheduled performances, and affected ticket holders will be contacted with details regarding the new dates. Provisions will also be made for those who cannot attend the rescheduled shows, as well as those who are affected by travel restrictions. For more information on the performances and the ticketing policy, fans can keep an eye on the play’s social media channels or visit Cursed Child Australia’s website.
We might have to wait a little longer to experience the magic onstage again, but at least most performances have set dates for next year, and hopefully, they’ll stick this time. The current rescheduled dates for Cursed Child performances are as follows:
No dates have been set for the Toronto performances yet, but we will update you as more information becomes available. To pass the time until next year, we suggest a Harry Potter marathon – there’s nothing better than binging the films and rereading all the books. The magic is all around us; we just need to look for it.
Are you planning on attending one of the Cursed Child performances next year? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments.