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?