Last night, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards at this year’s ceremony, including best new play.
Here are the Olivier awards Cursed Child won:
- Best new play
- John Tiffany, Best director
- Jamie Parker, Best actor (Harry Potter)
- Noma Dumezweni, Best actress in a supporting role (Hermione Granger)
- Anthony Boyle, Best actor in a supporting role (Scorpius Malfoy)
- Neil Austin, Best lighting design
- Gareth Fry, Best sound design
- Katrina Lindsay, Best costume design
- Christine Jones, Best set design
The show was also nominated for Best theater choreography and outstanding achievement in music.
On Twitter, Rowling praised the Olivier wins, unable to attend the ceremony herself.
The eighth story in the Harry Potter saga, Cursed Child is a two-part play that audiences can watch over two days or in a single, marathon day. The play was written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by Rowling, Thorne and director John Tiffany.
Taking place 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows, the story follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their 30s, dealing with the trials of being working adults and parents. Meanwhile, Harry’s son, Albus, struggles with the weight of his family’s legacy.
The script for the play is available to read wherever books and eBooks are sold. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently running in London’s West End Theater, and is expected to open at the Lyric Theater on Broadway in the spring of 2018. No casting has been announced.
It has also been rumored since the play opened back in July 2016, that it would be adapted for the silver screen.