Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Part One]

Play

New Work
Writers: Jack Thorne

Overview

Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Based on the book by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2016
Genres
Drama, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Contemporary, Fantasy/Imaginary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
england, present day
Cast Size
medium
Ideal for
Ensemble Cast, Large Cast, Professional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Nineteen years after Harry Potter left Hogwarts School for Magic, the famous wizard is now a hard-working employee of the Ministry for Magic and father to three teenaged children. However, his younger son, Albus, struggles with the responsibility and weight of being Harry Potter’s son. Magic and making friends do not come naturally to him and he finds himself miserable at his new school, Hogwarts. Clinging onto his one friend, Scorpius Malfoy, Albus retreats further into himself and further away from his father, and Harry finds himself having to grapple with a dark past that he hoped had disappeared forever. Together with his wife, Ginny, and family, Ron and Hermione Granger-Weasley, he must try to rescue his impressionable son from the increasingly dark path he is following. As past and present begin to mingle with disastrous effects, both Harry and Albus must learn that darkness does not always come from the places expected most.

Lead Characters