The cast of the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made a live presentation on the Helpmann Awards, the most important Theatre Award in Australian. During the ceremony, there was a broadcast of pieces of the first four scenes of the story, directly from the Princess Theatre, where the play is on.
Among the scenes performed, there was the first meeting between Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, the Sorting Ceremony of the new generation, a conversation between Harry Potter and his son, and the wand dance, with special focus on the several spells that turn to live in the play.
This is the first time that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is broadcasted. Before it, only photos and flashes of scenes were available as trailers for the audience. Watch the video:
Cursed Child and the Award Night
The play won the category of Best Lightning Design and was nominated for the awards of Best Production of a Play, Best Female Actor in a Play for Paula Arundell, who portrays Hermione Granger, Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for William McKenna, who portrays Scorpius Malfoy, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design and Best Sound Design.
The producers took the opportunity to reveal the trailer of the Australian production, that, during 30 seconds, exhibits fast pieces of scenes such as the Hogwarts Express escape and the Potter family on Platform 9 ¾.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered on July 2016 in London, being immediately acclaimed by audience and critics. In 2018, the play premiered on Broadway, in New York (USA), where it broke audience records and repeated the critic’s success. In 2019, the production premiered in Melbourne (Australia), and in October the presentations in São Francisco (USA) start. In 2020, the play will arrive in Hamburg, Germany, and Toronto, Canada.
Translated into English by Caroline Dorigon
Edited by Aline Michel