Grab your magic wand, Hogwarts tie, best round wizard specs, and smartest black robe because it’s time to get your Harry Potter on.

That’s right muggles, it’s time to get into witchcraft and wizardry mode by seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage!

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter tale to be presented LIVE, is now showing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

But this isn’t your average Broadway production, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented in two stand-alone parts – how good!

Both stanzas are intended to be seen in order and you can even see it on the same day – during a matinee followed by the evening performance. OR if you want to really stretch out your experience to maximize HP time, see the two parts across two consecutive nights.

Bonus, that’s not only a whole lot more Harry but a legitimate excuse to extend a stay in magnificent Melbourne.

 

THE SHOW

Spring Street’s famous Princess Theatre has been transformed into a world of myth and make-believe, a setting that immerses the audience into a place where favourite JK Rowling characters come to life.

And Harry himself is now an “overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-aged children’’ struggling to keep his past in the shadows and help an unsettled offspring contend with the family legacy.

 

SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT & WIZARDRY WINS AWARDS

It’s no surprise that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards – the UK’s version of Broadway’s Tony Awards – winning a record-breaking nine gongs in 2017 including Best New Play and Best Director.

The Hollywood Reporter described the epic as a “wildly imaginative continuation of JK Rowling’s wizardry saga’’ while Melbourne’s Herald Sun proclaims the local presentation as “spellbinding’’ and “like nothing on earth’’.

 

GETTING THERE (MUGGLE OPTIONS ONLY)

Unfortunately, running full speed ahead on platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross station won’t get you to the show, nor will any attempt to fly a car (disappointing I know).

But the good news is Viva Holidays is offering Happy Potter fans the chance to see the characters come to life with travel packages that include accommodation and tickets.

Click here to see what’s on offer

 

WITCH WAY WILL YOU EXPERIENCE THE SHOW

There are four ticket options when it comes to seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – with curtain calls from Wednesday to Sunday – so every traveller can pick the part one and part two combinations that suit their style.

It might be the matinee and evening show on a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday to see the story across a single day.

Or dedicating a bit more time to this tale by reserving seats to savour the part-one play at 7.30pm on a Thursday and part two 24 hours later.

And, when it comes to sleeping, Viva Holidays is offering some of the Victorian capital’s favourite places to stay from Adina apartments perfect for a self-catering break to five-star style at Crowne Towers Melbourne.

So pack your potions and your wand, you’re off to experience the world of Harry Potter live never before

 

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This article was written by KARRYON contributor Sarah Nicholson

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