“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opened in London in 2016 and on Broadway this past summer. The story begins nineteen years after the events of J. K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and follows the boy-now-a-family-man wizard and his son, Albus Severus Potter, as the latter begins his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Albus is a bit stooped from living in the shadow of his famous father.
There’s magic to do in the acclaimed and oft-awarded two-part theatrical experience and the production asks audience members not to give anything away. The script is available, so one could know the plot before attending but there are effects, tricks, and swirls of secrets we are implored to keep.
The production features an original score by Imogen Heap which is available from Masterworks Broadway today.
We are joined by Sam Clemmett who plays Albus. He originated the role in London and now plays it on Broadway.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set 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, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe.