Toronto Joins Melbourne in Hosting a “Cursed Child” Competition

We all know that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to the end of its run at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Today holds exciting news for the production, however, since one lucky fan will win the prize of a lifetime in the play’s last week.

Similar to the competition running for audience members of Cursed Child in Melbourne, Australia, the Toronto competition will run through its last week in Canada, with anyone who has a ticket to a show during the last week (June 27 to July 2) automatically entered. You will have the chance to win a pair of glasses and a wand used in the show by Trevor White, the actor who plays Harry.

As part of the announcement, the show’s producers also released a compilation video featuring members of the cast looking back on their time with the production.

They share some of their favorite memories, including the first time seeing the theater and the cast’s first read-through. Luke Kimball (Albus Potter) shared his memory of the first performance, coming offstage and back into the dressing room with his costar Thomas Mitchell Barnet (Scorpius Malfoy), while Kaleb Alexander (Bane, the Sorting Hat) discussed a special performance in which a fan’s wand was used to finish the battle after White dropped his.

The cast also discussed some of the things they’ll miss after the show closes, which range from seeing fans wearing their House colors on the way to a performance to their fellow cast members. Check out all of their answers below.



That isn’t the only interview the cast has done recently. Trevor White, Luke Kimball, and Trish Lindstrom (Ginny Potter) sat down with the Toronto Star for an interview, a year after they had their first. Kimball described how grateful he is for the support from his onstage parents, saying it has been “a real lifesaver” to have them through the hectic schedule.

They also shared their thoughts since celebrating the first anniversary and hitting over 500,000 tickets sold, with Lindstrom saying how “sometimes it just catches [her] in [her] throat” that there are so many people who watch and love the show. The three agreed that they would make sure to stay in contact, with Lindstrom saying, “There’s no way I’ll miss anything that these two ever do” and White agreeing that they are “friends for life.”

Are you hoping to catch the Toronto show during its last week of production, or have you already formed memories from the show’s Canadian run?

Press Release

Final Three Magical Weeks!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Must End July 2

One Lucky Audience Member Will Walk Away with Harry’s
Famed Glasses and Wand
– The Theatrical Prize [o]f [a] Lifetime

As the Toronto production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nears its closing on July 2, the show’s producers have just announced what is arguably the theatrical prize of a lifetime.

One lucky Harry Potter and the Cursed Child audience member of the final week of the run, June 27 to July 2, has a chance to win the famed glasses and wand used by Trevor White, the actor who plays Harry Potter in the record-breaking Toronto production. Everyone with a ticket for that week will automatically be entered in the contest.

The Toronto production, which began May 31, 2022, and is the longest[-]running professional theatre production in Canadian history, was acclaimed by critics. The Toronto Star said: “It will dazzle your senses, expand your heart, and keep you buzzing for hours afterwards.” It has been seen by more than 600,000 [people], with half of the audience first-time theatre-goers.

The excitement generated by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was not limited to the audience. In these final three weeks of the engagement, we asked cast members for their best memories from the show and what it has all meant to them.

Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.