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One of the most anticipated productions in London in recent years, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins in the West End in July, with previews beginning in May. Opening at the Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will take place across Parts I & II, which will be performed at separate times.
J.K Rowling has teamed up with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to present the latest instalment of the Harry Potter series. An entirely original story told over two instalments, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the sequel to the previous books and films, following Harry and his friends ’19 years later’.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Harry’s second son, Albus Severus who carries the legacy of the Potter family name. Meanwhile, Harry is a full-time employee at the Ministry of Magic and is faced with a “ past that refuses to stay where it belongs”.
Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter, Paul Thornley will play Ron and Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni plays Hermione.
Further casting includes Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith and Josh Wyatt. With such a large cast, the specific parts played have not yet been announced.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open at the Palace Theatre on July 30th, with early previews beginning in late May, and official previews beginning 7th June 2016. On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, there will be a matinée of Part One and an evening performance of Part Two.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is recommended for ages 10 and up.
If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Play website here
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Hatchards is one of the oldest bookshops in the United Kingdom, It was founded by John Hatchard in 1797 in Piccadilly where it still stands today.
His portrait still hangs in pride in the shop, and it has a reputation for attracting high-profile authors and holds three Royal Warrants.
Over the years many famous authors have signed at Hatchards including more recently J.K Rowling, , Peter Ackroyd, Lauren Bacall, , Alec Guinness, ,Hilary Mantel and Sebastian Faulks..
There are a number of antiquarian books sold usually related to Winston Churchill, with a small section to Royalty. Other specialist sections include Gardening, Food & Drink, Biography, and Art.
Hatchard’s regularly host literary events and book signings in the shop.
Next to Fortnum and Mason, Hatchards offers old fashioned charm which has attracted a wide range of customers to its store.
If you want further information about Hatchards , visit their website here