It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a theatrical play with an entirely original story as a collaboration between J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. The play is presented in two parts, though it is all one story. The two parts are intended to be watched in order, either on the same day or within two consecutive days. Productions in New York; San Francisco, California; and Toronto, Canada, have been altered to give audiences a single-part show instead of two upon resuming after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cursed Child‘s tagline is “The eighth story. Nineteen years later,” and the story starts where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ended. It follows the next generation of Hogwarts students, starring Harry’s son, Albus Severus Potter.
The play is making its way around the world with new locations and casts added as it progresses. If you are looking for specific information about a production, including its cast and crew, its accolades, and how to contact the venue and/or purchase tickets, look no further: