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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' guide

You've seen the Harry Potter movies and read the books – now catch JK Rowling’s wizard on stage in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

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Hungry for more Harry Potter characters, tales and magic? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is the first stage adventure for JK Rowling's boy wizard – now a grown up – and it opened to rave reviews in July 2016. Initial tickets flew out as fast as a golden snitch on game day – we'll bring you all the magic, news and information on ‘The Cursed Child’ as we get it, plus all-important information on when the run extends.

What is 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'? 
This play is the eighth Harry Potter adventure, co-created by JK Rowling and the team between the brilliant stage adaptation of ‘Let the Right One In’. It is split into two plays (cunningly named Part One and Part Two). They follow on from the epilogue of the seventh Harry Potter book/movie 'The Deathly Hallows', and encompass the adventures of a middle-aged Harry, and also his son Albus who is beginning his studies at Hogwarts.

When will 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' run? 
It is currently booking until April 29 2018, and is sold out. 

Where is 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'? 
The Palace Theatre in the West End.

When do 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' tickets go on sale? 
A major extension is likely in the next few months. In the meantime, fresh tickets go on sale online every Friday at 1pm in the run for the following week ('the Friday Forty').

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' news

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ won a record nine Olivier Awards last night
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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ won a record nine Olivier Awards last night

It was the Olivier Awards last night, the British theatre industry’s big annual bash, and in line with our predictions, JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ won big…

Predictions for Sunday's Olivier awards (Harry Potter is going to win everything, basically)
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Predictions for Sunday's Olivier awards (Harry Potter is going to win everything, basically)

This Sunday is British theatre’s big night: the Olivier Awards, the industry’s glitziest and most prestigious event. For 2017 it's moving to a new home, the Royal Albert Hall…

The new cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been revealed
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The new cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been revealed

Fans of JK Rowling’s boy wizard had their minds blown when the original cast to her epic stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ was unveiled – but they soon learned to love Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni et al as the West End successors to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and co…

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Director John Tiffany on Harry Potter, Tennessee Williams and glass unicorns

From ‘Black Watch’ to ‘Let The Right One In’ and on through ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and a little play called ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, John Tiffany might just be Britain’s most successful director…

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' interviews

Potter and Son interview
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Potter and Son interview

We try to persuade stars Jamie Parker and Sam Clemmett – who play Harry and his son Albus – to give up the secrets of JK Rowling's new story

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Noma Dumezweni: 'Black Hermione is breaking the internet'

Noma Dumezweni on the controversy around her casting in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

Harry Potter in London: walks and tours

Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter

The best way to experience Harry Potter's world, this tour allows visitors to explore the incredible film sets in the original Harry Potter studios in Watford (a 30-minute train journey from London). You'll find yourself in Hogwarts' Great Hall, Dumbledore's study, Privet Drive, Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley among other locations, each teeming with intricate details. Plus you can pose alongside the Hogwarts Express, learn all about the special effects and see all the costumes and props used in the films. Booking is essential.

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Tour for Muggles: Harry Potter London Walk
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Tour for Muggles: Harry Potter London Walk

A walking tour for ‘Harry Potter’ fans, exploring London film locations and inspirations for the books, with props, trivia and fun behind-the-scenes stories. The tour starts at the corner of Duke Street Hill and Borough High Street and ends near Leicester Square – you need a travel card as a short tube journey is involved. And group sizes are kept small so booking is essential.

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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

A walking tour and river adventure taking in familiar Harry Potter locations and a plethora of London landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough and Leadenhall Markets and Monument. The tour also includes a 15-minute boat ride along the Thames following the route taken in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

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Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations
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Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations

Hop on board a luxury minibus for a whistlestop tour of location sites for all eight Harry Potter films, along the way learning about magic and how the films were made. There will be a chance to get off the bus and take pictures, as well as buy Harry Potter merchandise at the end of the tour. The tour begins at Temple tube station (outside Temple Bar Restaurant next to the station exit) and ends at Kings Cross station.

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