“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” sets a new record for Olivier Award wins

in Entertainment, Harry Potter, Theater

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won’t be making its Broadway debut in the United States until 2018, but unsurprisingly, it’s doing quite well so far over in the UK. The show recently swept the Olivier Awards, given by the Society of London Theatre in recognition of the best theatrical productions.

The play won nine out of the eleven awards it was nominated for, including Best New Play.  Here’s the full list of wins for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child“:

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Director
John Tiffany

Best Actor
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy)

Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design
Christine Jones

Best Costume Design
Katrina Lindsay

Best Sound Design
Gareth Fry

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Neil Austin

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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” picks up 19 years after the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and follows Harry in his next chapter as an employee of the Ministry of Magic. His younger son Albus Severus Potter is about to follow in his father’s footsteps at Hogwarts.

When the show reaches America, it will be performed at the Lyric theater in New York. Stay tuned for ticketing info as it becomes available.

 

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