The on-going season of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre has announced the production will be entering an indefinite suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently gripping the globe.
Producers for Cursed Child issued a statement a short time ago, announcing performances will be suspended effective immediately, with the suspension to last until at least Sunday, April 12th.
Australian executive producer Michael Cassel stated “I’m sure this news will be met with great disappointment amongst our devoted fans and affected audiences. I want to reassure them we will reignite the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as soon as circumstances allow.”
“Our run in Melbourne remains a long-term commitment. Theatre has the power to uplift, inspire and entertain. We look forward to sharing that delight when performances resume,” he said.
Cursed Child has already been running in Melbourne for well over a year, and has a booked engagement at the Princess Theatre that stretches well into the latter months of this year.
Punters who purchased tickets for performances beginning March 18th through til April 12th will be contacted for refund information imminently. Additionally, people holding tickets for performances across the next little while can find official statements and ticketing information via the production’s official website.
Producers stated they are “working closely with government and health organisations in Australia to ensure we are following the very latest advice,” and that “this suspension of performances is temporary and we encourage customers to rebook and not miss out on this magical experience.”