Ready your broom stick and fetch a bag of Floo powder, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is hitting the road! For the first time ever, the Olivier- and Tony-winning West End and Broadway favorite will launch a tour, with the production set to visit theatres across North America beginning September 2024. Dates and cities are to be announced.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an original play by Thorne with direction by Tiffany. It follows Albus, the son of Harry Potter, as he navigates his first years at Hogwarts and becomes friends with Scorpius Malfoy, the son of his father's rival, Draco.
The work premiered at London's Palace Theatre in 2016 before crossing the pond to Broadway in 2018. Subsequent productions have played Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto, and Tokyo.
“Developing a first-class touring production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has long been an ambition of ours," says producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender in a joint statement. "We are delighted that our wonderful and deeply gifted creative team have found a way to make it possible to bring the magic, spectacle, and thrills of our astonishing show to audiences across North America, and we can’t wait for audiences to see it."
The play features movement by Steven Hoggett, sets by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, and music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe.