A brand new line of replicas of the wand that Harry Potter uses in the production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has gone on sale at theatres hosting the play in London, New York and Melbourne – as well as online.
And if you don’t want to only mimic the spell-casting of The Boy Who Lived, replicas of the wands used by Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy are also available. Wand-erful!
The wands were created by Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones and her team, including associate set designer Brett J. Banakis and props supervisors Lisa Buckley and Mary Haliday. Christine has described her wand designs as being closely aligned to the energy of the original cast members when the play first opened back in 2016.
‘For the creation of all of the wands I had the great pleasure of being able to sketch them while I watched the actors rehearse,’ she said.
‘I would like to think that I was able to draw upon their spirits to merge with the qualities of the characters they portrayed, and funnel the auras of both into the design. We wanted all the wands to feel hewn of wood and handmade. Many of them were lovingly carved by a whittler our marvellous properties person, Lisa Buckley, found living on the edge of a field.’
As Christine explains, trees were at the heart of the inspiration behind Harry’s wand: ‘Harry’s wand evokes the roots of a tree symbolising his deep connection to his family, and arteries which speak to his place at the heart of these stories and to his renowned golden heart, which both the character, and the actors who play him, possess.’
The wands are available from the merchandise stands at the Palace Theatre in London, the Lyric Theatre in New York, and the Princess Theatre in Melbourne.
And to learn more about Cursed Child in general, pop by the official website