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Education News Harry Potter and the Cursed Child School Edition Is Now Available for Licensing

The revision of the Tony- and Olivier-winning Broadway and West End favorite features a shorter running time and guidance on how to bring magical elements of the original production to schools.

Jane Bruce, Erik Christopher Peterson, and Joel Meyers in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Matthew Murphy

Wands at the ready! The high school edition of Broadway and West End's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been released for worldwide licensing from Broadway Licensing Global. The new edition, specifically designed for high school and secondary school productions, will be ready for performances beginning next fall.

The revision has been developed by the work's original creative team, including playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and with sign-off by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The adaptation, announced last year, shortens the piece's run time, along with offering solutions that make the professional production's high-tech wizardry possible regardless of budget size. Licensing packages also include music and a media kit. Purchase a perusal script here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. The play takes place 19 years after the source material book series, and follows Harry Potter's son Albus and his friendship with Scorpius, the son of rival Draco Malfoy, in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

“From the beginning of this partnership with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, our intention was to put educational theatre programs first, which meant creating a version of the show that is manageable for schools of all sizes, budgets, and technical capabilities—and is still fun to produce,” says BLG Interim Chief Executive Officer Ted Chapin in a statement.

“We are thrilled that schools now have the opportunity to bring the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to their stages, and we cannot wait to see how the show comes to life at high schools and secondary schools all over the world,” add producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.

The original West End production premiered in 2016, receiving 11 Olivier Award nominations and winning nine, including Best New Play. The Broadway transfer opened at The Lyric Theatre in 2018, then received 10 Tony Award nominations and won six, including Best Play.

Visit LicenseCursedChild.com.

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