The London cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Harry Potter play to cast its spell over Germany

By Robin Johnson, Published July 5, 2018

Magical Olivier Award record-breaking play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will celebrate its German premiere in Hamburg in Spring 2020.

The stage instalment of the globe-conquering Boy Wizard series will arrive in mainland Europe in 2020, adding to its productions in London (where it premiered in July 2016) and Broadway. There are also further productions set to open in Melbourne, Australia and San Francisco, USA in 2019.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child premiered at London’s Palace Theatre in July 2016, winning an unprecedented nine Olivier Awards. In April 2018 it celebrated its Broadway premiere at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, triumphing with six Tony Awards. Both ceremonies declared it Best New Play and awarded it the prize for Best Director.

The play will see its debut German language production, the first non-English version of the play, performed exclusively and only at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg. In preparation for this extraordinary theatre event, the venue will undergo an extensive redesign starting in May 2019.

Susie Trayling and Jamie Ballard in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Susie Trayling and Jamie Ballard in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: “We know Harry Potter has millions of German speaking fans and so we’re very proud that we are able to bring our beautiful production to Germany.”

The show is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The production is one play shown in two parts intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening performance), or on two consecutive evenings.

Find out more about Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

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