As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child enjoys its latest worldwide anniversary, you can watch the various actors who play Harry Potter across the world get ready for their shows in this new montage. Take a look at all the current Harrys, as seen in London, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne, Hamburg, Toronto and Tokyo right here.
This weekend marks seven years since the award-winning production first opened in London’s West End, and since then, Cursed Child has been making waves across the globe, including new shows opening in Japan and Canada this year.
Alas, as some doors open, some must close, as it was revealed this week that the production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco is set to close 11th September, marking the show as the longest-running play in the history of the city.
‘We are extremely proud of our San Francisco production,’ said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. ‘To be the longest running play in the city is an amazing achievement. We would like to thank all our cast, company and creative team for getting us to this incredible milestone. There is a rich culture of arts and theatre here, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to San Francisco audiences for embracing our play.’
To commemorate the closure, the San Francisco production will be putting on extra performances of the show, so fans who haven’t had a chance to see it yet can snap up tickets. You can learn more about that from the official website.
Elsewhere, productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continue to cast their spell globally, currently playing to sold-out audiences at the Palace Theatre, London, UK; at the Lyric Theatre, New York, US; at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, Canada; and at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. The play has also broken records as the longest running play in Australia and Hamburg at the Princess theatre, Melbourne, Australia; and at the Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany respectively.
In fact, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has now been seen by over 5 million people worldwide. Have you immersed yourself in the eighth story yet?
You can learn more about the play, including character guides, quizzes and behind-the-scenes videos at our Cursed Child hub.