Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has been nominated for a total of 11 Olivier Awards.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which is new to the West End is set to clean up at the Olivier Awards today.
The Cursed Child is nominated for a whopping 11 nominations making the play the most nominated new play in the ceremony’s history.
The categories nominated include best director, best new play and outstanding achievement in music.
Actors and actresses nominated include Jamie Parker who plays Harry, Noma Dumezweni for her portrayal of Hermione and Anthony Boyle’s Scorpius Malfoy.
The Olivier Awards is hosted by Jason Manford at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Cursed Child producers have recently announced that rehearsals have began for the new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.
Jamie Glover will play Harry Potter with Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter and Theo Ancient as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge will play Ron Weasley with Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be James Howard with Samuel Blenkin as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre and is now the recipient of thirteen theatre awards including the Evening Standard Best Play Award.
Earlier this month it was announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was nominated for a record-breaking eleven Olivier awards, making it the most nominated new play in Olivier history.