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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are on sale today - here's how to get one

Fans who registered for priority booking already snapped 175,000 up. The rest of us Muggles are in with a chance today

Matilda Battersby
Friday 30 October 2015 10:00 GMT
Official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork
Official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets finally go on general sale at 11am, after the priority booking release saw 175,000 tickets sold in just eight hours earlier this week.

Expect a scramble worthy of Glastonbury and plenty of disappointment as the second batch disappears in a puff of smoke from the official website here.

The play in two parts is by Jack Thorne. He has worked closely with the Potter franchise author J.K Rowling, who says Cursed Child should be considered the eighth Harry Potter story.

Previews are a very affordable £10 per show and once the production has opened tickets start at £15 each, meaning you should be able to see both parts for £30.

The production is designed to be seen either on consecutive nights or on the same day via a mattinee and then evening performance.

250 tickets will be available at £20 or less per performance and reduced price lottery tickets will be available for each night.

Speculation that the play would centre on Harry’s early life with the Dursleys has been cleared up by the news that the story actually centres around his middle son Albus Severus.

It will see an adult Harry, who is probably an Auror working for the Ministry of Magic, “grapple with his past” in relation to his own son’s struggle with “a family legacy he never wanted”.

Full synopsis:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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