Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will celebrate its German premiere at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in the spring of 2020.
The play will see its debut German-language production, the first non-English version of the play, performed exclusively and only at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg. In preparation for this event, the venue will undergo an extensive redesign starting in May 2019. The official premiere is scheduled for spring 2020.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said:
“We know Harry Potter has millions of German-speaking fans and so we’re very proud that we are able to bring our beautiful production to Germany. The Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg is a unique space, and we’re delighted and grateful to have the opportunity to design and create a perfect, bespoke new home for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Germany.”
Maik Klokow, from producer Mehr-BB Entertainment, added: “It gives us tremendous joy to present Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in German for the first time, and only here in Hamburg. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a once-in-a-lifetime production that is breaking records in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. I have no doubts this global hit show will enchant millions of Harry Potter fans in Germany.”
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is by Thorne and directed by Tiffany. The production has won nine Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards.
Premiering at the Palace Theatre in London July 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been playing to sold-out houses ever since. In April 2018 it celebrated its Broadway premiere at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre and further productions are also set to open in Melbourne, Australia and San Francisco in 2019.