HARRY POTTER AND
THE CURSED CHILD
Parts One and Two (plays)
CONTAINS SMOKE, STROBE LIGHTING, LOUD AND PYROTECHNIC EFFECTS.
Previews from 7th June 2016, Gala Opening 30th July 2016.
Captioned performances: 18th January 2017 at 2pm (Part One) and 7.30pm
Audio described performances: 4th February 2017 at 2pm (Part One) and
7.30pm (Part Two)
Harry Potter left Hogwarts
nineteen years ago. Married with three children and a job at the
Ministry of Magic, his life is pretty full. Meanwhile, son Albus is
dealing with the problem of having such a famous family...
Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and
Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron.
Split into two parts, this sequel
by Jack Thorne continues the famous stories of J.K. Rowling.
IT IS ADVISED THAT AUDIENCES DO
NEED TO SEE THE PLAYS IN ORDER, for the story to make sense. The monkey
strongly agrees with this.
is the official website.
Read the Monkey's own July 2016 "Harry Potter Experience" on it's blog:
IMPORTANT: ALLOW TIME BEFORE EACH SHOW TO CLEAR "SECURITY" OUTSIDE THE
VENUE. Join the line, which feeds to the right of the theatre as you
look at it, down Romilly Street and back around into Greek Street. The
monkey found it took around 10 minutes to get from the middle of Greek
Street to the front of the line, arriving 45 minutes before the show,
and instantly walked in for the second half arriving 20 minutes before
the show, in July 2016.
"BRINGING FOOD INTO THE THEATRE:" The monkey is informed that "security
staff have been asked to confiscate certain food items on entry to the
theatre." If you have a genuine need (as the monkey did) to bring a
particular type of packed meal with you (to eat between the shows, away
from the theatre, of course) then monkey advice is to contact them as
far in advance as possible, via cursedchildaccess (at symbol)
Nimaxtheatres.com. There is a procedure in place which they will work
with you on. Allow at least 7 days for a reply from them. Please note, this is for specific dietary / religious needs
only, and is not a general system for sneaking your own snacks past
security. Please do not abuse it, as it would make things difficult for
those with genuine needs.
A thought for those seeing the "two performance" weekend shows: For
those travelling too far to go home, but not far enough to get a hotel
room overnight, why not book a “day room” for that period. Somewhere to
rest, freshen up between shows, etc. See
www.dayuse.co.uk for ideas. The
monkey used The Academy Hotel,
Gower Street. 15 fast minutes walk from the theatre.
"SOLD OUT TICKETS"
Customers who would like to try for "returned tickets and cancellations" can
sign up to an online "wishlist." The show will then contact you by email if
seats become available for your chosen date / price area. A 5% fee, calculated
by the overall ticket price will be charged for this service.
To access the wishlist, visit
www.harrypottertheplay.com, and click on "Your Questions Answered" on the
top right of the front page. When the "questions" page appears, go to the
question "WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR MY PREFERRED
PERFORMANCE?" and click on it. In the white panel that opens, there will be a
link to the "wishlist" page for you to sign up on.
Returned and any other "late release" tickets will be sold to
personal callers on the day of performance at the Palace Theatre box