Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has found another home: Canada.
The show will open its sixth production in Canada in Fall 2020 at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Cursed Child producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a statement, “Each new production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is magical in its own unique way. With each city we open our show in, and with each company of actors, we uncover something new and exciting. We can’t wait to see what surprises the Toronto production will bring.
“Toronto, with its rich history of culture and the arts, is the perfect city in which to stage our magical production in Canada. We’re especially thrilled to be producing the Canadian premiere with David Mirvish and his company and that the historic Ed Mirvish Theatre – which will be specially refurbished for our show – will be Cursed Child’s Canadian home.”
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Theater owner David Mirvish said, “Since it first opened in London in 2016, only three years ago, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has established itself as one of the most accomplished and remarkable productions in theatre history. In fact, it is more than a play: it is an event that has already galvanized audiences in London, New York and Melbourne.
“The show will soon do the same in upcoming productions in Hamburg and San Francisco. I can’t express strongly enough how honoured we are that Sonia and Colin have chosen Toronto to be the next location for their magnificent production.
“The Harry Potter stories have already touched the lives of millions and millions of people through the books and movies. I’m very excited about how this play has managed to continue the story on the theatre stage. Furthermore, because it has been brilliantly created by some of the world’s top theatre artists, the play has brought more and more people to live theatre, giving them an experience of pure theatricality that cannot be replicated in any other medium.”
Numerous productions of The Cursed Child have been announced in recent years. The show originally opened in London in July 2016, followed by a Broadway debut in April 2018. The show recently opened in Melbourne, Australia, and is coming to San Francisco, California and Hamburg, Germany in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 respectively.
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