Everything we know so far about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Until this week, we didn’t know much about the new “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play. But with only a few days remaining until the first tickets go on sale, a few informations started appearing online. Here is everything we know so far about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.


  • The play is not a prequel.

J.K. Rowling said it herself, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is not a prequel. Thought it was said the play would deal with Harry’s childhood at the Dursley, the new synopsis reads that the play would actually be centered on Albus Severus Potter. The action will take place “nineteen years later”, and it will make it a sequel of the last book.

  • We finally have a synopsis!

The new website for the play unveiled a synopsis, letting us know a bit more about what we can expect:

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.

  • How the tickets work

We knew from the beginning the play would be in two parts. We didn’t know exactly how it would work, so the new website now has a “Ticket Information” page and Pottermore created an infographic to explain a bit more how the tickets can be bought.

  • When the play will start

The first preview so far will take place in London’s Palace Theatre on June 7, 2016. The world premiere, however, will be on July 30, 2016. As for buying the tickets, priority booking starts on October 28, 2015 and regular booking starts on October 30, 2015.

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