The play is the eighth part of the Harry Potter saga and centers on the children of Harry, Hermione, Ron, and several other members of previous stories nineteen years after their final year at Hogwarts. Harry and his second son, Albus Severus Potter have a hard time connecting, as Harry’s job at the Ministry of Magic keeps him busy and Albus struggles to live up to his family’s legacy. Albus becomes friends with Scorpio, the son of Draco Malfoy, and two end up on a challenging and exciting journey, traveling to different moments of the past in order to try to fix a tragic accident. Their attempts to rectify history, however, result in several unexpected changes to the present, and it eventually takes the whole group of parents and children to fight an unexpected threat and learn to live with the past and the present.
The first showing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child took place at the West End Palace Theatre in London in June 2016. Within 8 hours of opening booking, all 175,000 available tickets were bought for the world premiere production. The show came to Broadway in March 2018 and Melbourne in January 2019. It was notable for being the most expensive, non-musical Broadway play ever with $68 million in opening costs.
The Harry Potter fan base was not entirely approving of the production, citing overuse of themes from previous books and breaking with rules of the “Potterverse”. There was also opposition to the stage format, as the costs involved in attending a theater production far exceed those of following Harry’s story by book, making it somewhat exclusionary for many of the series’ most dedicated fans. However, in general, it was well-received. The production was considered well-done and was met with enthusiasm by the majority.
In 2017, the show received a record nine Olivier awards, and the following year was nominated for and won several awards in four different award groups for its Broadway performance.
Many reviews pointed out the exceptional performance by Anthony Boyle in the role of Scorpio Malfoy in the London and Broadway productions.
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