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Production had been suspended on the Australian production of Cursed Child for the past 11 months, after the effects of the Covid pandemic caused theatres across the country to close. Now, with new safety measures put in place, the show will go on.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender were ‘thrilled’ to bring the play back to Australian audiences.
‘Bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child back to live audiences in Australia is an incredibly special and significant moment for us and the theatre community,’ they said. ‘The unprecedented nature of the past year has been hugely transformative for all of us and we need the opportunity for escapism. The power of art, performance, communal experiences and immersion into a magical story and world is something we need now, more than ever.’
‘Live theatre offers that release and has done for thousands of years - it’s a very powerful thing. We are thrilled to bring our beloved artists back to work and that fans in Melbourne are first to experience the return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the stage globally. This moment gives us great hope and optimism for our other productions along with theatregoers and fans around the world. We are so excited to bring the magic back to the Princess Theatre in Melbourne.’
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And to learn how the cast and crew felt to be reuniting after such an unusual break, read our report here.
That’s not all, either. Further performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne will take place from Thursday 26th August through to Sunday 3rd of October 2021. Tickets for this particular run of shows will be released for sale at 11am on Friday the 12th of March 2021.