Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London in 2016 and has since then spread to America, Canada, Australia, and Germany. Next in line for their very own production of the hugely popular play is Tokyo, Japan!
The story is a continuation of the best-selling series by J.K. Rowling and follows the struggles Harry Potter faces 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His children are growing up, dark forces seem to be on the rise, and life is not exactly what Harry thought it would be. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, the play is written by Jack Thorne, with direction by John Tiffany, and music and arrangements by Imogen Heap.
The Japanese staging is the second translation of the play to reach the stage, after the German version started previews in Hamburg earlier this February. The play will find its home at Tokyo’s TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in 2022, where it will be part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the Tokyo Broadcasting System. The theater will be undergoing major renovations starting in 2021, and will re-open as a site-specific theater for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Japanese version will be produced by HariPro, and will be the seventh production of the play world-wide.
Cast, premiere date, and ticket sales are yet to be announced, but you can sign up for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child mailing list here for updates.