Time to pull out your Galleons, Sickles and Knuts, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has just announced plans to release another 250,000 tickets on 4 August! The show's official opening night will take place on 30 July, and fans and critics alike who have been lucky enough to see the previews have lauded the play. Accio tickets!
The show has achieved critical acclaim following the press night, with the Guardian writing that the show is "pure magic," while the Independent called it "a theatre production of immense wonder."
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Jamie Parker plays Harry Potter in the show
Shown in two parts, the play follows both the famous hero Harry Potter and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter in a story which takes place directly following the epilogue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which sees a grown-up Harry married to Ginny Weasley and seeing Albus off to Hogwarts for the very first time along with Hermione and Ron's daughter, Rose.
The play has been co-written by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and fans and critics have been encouraged to avoid sharing spoilers about the show using the hashtag '#KeepTheSecrets.' The official show synopsis reads: "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.
The play released official stills from the show
"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."
The show has also recently released official stills from the show which include the golden trio Harry, Ron and Hermione as well as Albus and Draco's son Scorpius at Hogwarts together.