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 a 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.
– Dust jacket description
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. 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 was originally written in two parts, though it is all one story. The Hamburg and London productions are currently presented in two parts, intended to be watched in order, on either the same day or two consecutive days. Though the Hamburg production will close on January 8, 2023 and reopen as a single-part show on February 9, 2023. Productions in Melbourne, New York, and San Francisco have been altered to give audiences a single-part show instead of two upon resuming after the COVID-19 pandemic, and Tokyo and Toronto opened as single-part productions.
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: