A new block of tickets for record-breaking theatrical event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on sale to the general public May 7, 2019, via the official website HarryPotterThePlay.com. The booking period will be extended, with new tickets made available for performances up until and including Sunday March 22, 2020. 

The first video footage of the Australian premiere production has been released, offering audiences a sneak peek of cast onstage at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, the home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Australia. Nineteen years later, an adult Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione watch as their children board the Hogwarts Express at platform nine and three-quarters.

Melbourne is only the third city worldwide to welcome the play – the first in the southern hemisphere and the only city in the region that will host the universally acclaimed production.

The Australian production officially opened with a magical red carpet gala performance on Saturday February 23, 2019 and features Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby as his wife Ginny Potter and Sean Rees-Wemyss as their son Albus Potter; Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger and Manali Datar as their daughter Rose Granger- Weasley; Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William McKenna as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Both parts of the play are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

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.

Receiving worldwide acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history. It has collected 24 major theatre awards in the U.K and 25 in the U.S. It continues to play in London, where it made its world premiere in July 2016 winning a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director; and in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018, winning six Tony Awards, one of which was for Best Play.

Source: Harry Potter The Play