Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Your ultimate Melbourne events guide: the best things to do this weekend and what’s on through January
Highlights from Guardian Australia’s ultimate guide to the best arts, gigs and festivals happening around the country

Sian Cain, Steph Harmon, Janine Israel, Tim Byrne and Michael Sun

18, Jan, 2023 @1:51 AM

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Cursed Child star Noma Dumezweni: ‘As a Black woman in acting, I’m fearless now’
A landmark turn as Hermione in the Harry Potter play brought the actor to Disney and HBO’s attention. Now she’s playing godmother to a new generation of Black talent

Sasha Mistlin

09, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: is the shorter, one-part play better?
A three-and-a-half-hour version of the show has opened in Australia and the US. While a lot has been cut, there are also new tricks – and tweaks to a crucial relationship

Sian Cain

25, May, 2022 @5:50 AM

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James Snyder fired from Harry Potter play on Broadway after conduct complaint
Producers said they received a complaint about the show’s star from Diane Davis, who plays Harry’s wife

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @7:38 PM

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Michelle Gayle: ‘They said don’t leave EastEnders – I never regretted it’
From Grange Hill to the West End, via Eurovision and the Brit awards, the star has built multiple careers. She talks about stage-school pressure, TV diversity and playing Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Arifa Akbar

13, Oct, 2021 @8:41 AM

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‘We looked after each other’: Harry Potter's Australian cast finally returns to the stage
Melbourne’s record-breaking production shut down in March. On Thursday the curtains will open again

Elissa Blake

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions deal 'devastating' blow to arts companies
Industry forced into worst-case scenario planning as plans to reopen crushed for another four months

Elissa Blake

08, Jul, 2020 @10:00 PM

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Locking down Leopoldstadt: what happened when the West End closed overnight
Tom Stoppard’s new play was enjoying a sold-out run when theatres were close

Claire Armitstead

14, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'Your ego has to be left at the door': the secret life of the understudy
From the warm-up comic to the F1 test driver and the reserve goalie, what is it like to work in someone else’s shadow?

Nige Tassell

02, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Jack Thorne and John Tiffany: 'You're the warrior, I'm the worrier!'
After a string of hits, the writer and director are collaborating again but The End of History, a drama based on Thorne’s parents, is filling him with anxiety

David Jays

30, Jun, 2019 @11:01 PM

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The Cursed Child in Australia: it's Harry Potter for people who never really liked him
No spoilers ahead: Magic makes the audience gasp in a play full of secrets

Calla Wahlquist

23, Feb, 2019 @9:15 PM

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Broadway in 2018: male playwrights and movies dominate patchy year
Hollywood’s influence continued to curb the rise of original shows and increase the movie-to-stage adaptations while female writers struggled to break through

Alexis Soloski

17, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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