HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD REACHES MILESTONE RECORD
ONE MILLION TICKETS SOLD
THE MOST AWARDED PLAY IN
HISTORY SETS NEW AUSTRALIAN RECORD
Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster in Melbourne has bought over a million tickets, breaking the file for many tickets bought of any stage play in Australia forward of the reimagined, one-part manufacturing opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in Could.
This achievement comes after an already record-breaking premiere season, when greater than 128,000 tickets had been bought in lower than 4 hours on the primary day of gross sales.
An estimated 326,500 folks noticed the present in its first 12 months, topping any earlier file set by a stage play within the historical past of Australian theatre. With over half of those attendees made up of first-time theatregoers, Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster has introduced magic and its technical wizardry to an entire new viewers.
The Australian manufacturing resumed performances in November 2021, with over 80% of ticket holders selecting to retain their tickets following cancelled performances as a result of COVID-19.
Talking to the one[-]million ticket milestone and help proven to the Australian manufacturing, Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender mentioned, “We’re so grateful to our audiences in Australia to assist us attain this momentous milestone within the lifetime of Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster on the Princess Theatre.
“We are able to’t wait to re-open with the reimagined model of our play and introduce much more new audiences to the enjoyment and pleasure of dwell theatre. We sit up for sharing the magic with theatregoers in Melbourne for a very long time to come back.[“]
Initially an epic two-part occasion that solid a spell over the world, Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster is now reimagined as a fast-paced, singular efficiency by unique creatives J.Okay. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Rehearsals at the moment are underway, with solid excited to dive into the brand new, fast-paced one-part play.
Actor Gareth Reeves (Harry Potter) mentioned, “It has been superb to expertise how town of Melbourne has embraced us over the previous few years, so beginning a brand new chapter with the reimagined manufacturing is exhilarating. Being within the rehearsal room is giving us all a burst of vitality for these characters we love, and I can’t wait to share the brand new model of this story with audiences in Could”.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster is the eighth story within the Harry Potter canon and the primary Harry Potter story to be introduced on stage. The play holds a file 60 main honours, with 9 Laurence Olivier Awards, together with Greatest New Play, and 6 Tony Awards®, together with Greatest New Play, and has been seen by thousands and thousands of individuals worldwide.
Primarily based on an unique new story by J.Okay. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster options motion by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & preparations by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & preparations by Martin Lowe. Worldwide Casting Advisor is Jim Carnahan (CSA) and Australian casting by Janine Snape (CGA). Government Producer of the Australian manufacturing is Michael Cassel.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster is supported by the Victorian Authorities’s annual Main Occasions Fund, via Go to Victoria.