Based on an original, new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany,
, a new play by Jack Thorne will receive its world premiere in London\'s West End in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theatre.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
, will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.
Tickets will go on public sale this Autumn, details of which will be announced Summer 2015 and will be shared on this website in late July.
J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 78 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of
, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the
crime series. She is currently working on a screenplay for the film
, based on the characters in her Harry Potter companion book of the same name.
Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include
for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes
for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann's Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes
, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards,
at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.
Steven Hoggett has previously collaborated with John Tiffany on
on Broadway and in the West End. Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly for which his credits include
Christine Jones is a Tony-award winning set designer and the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Theatre for One in New York. Her West End set design credits include
, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical in 2009,
. Jones made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera in 2012 with her designs for
, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass for the Lincoln Center Festival,
which she co-created with director Marcus Stern and
Katrina Lindsay’s costume design credits include
for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is designing costumes for the forthcoming production of Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. As a set and costume designer, she has worked with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic amongst others. Lindsay, who also designs for opera, dance, film and television, won the 2008 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for
on Broadway and is a recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design.
Self-produced, British recording artist Imogen Heap is also known as one half of Frou Frou. Her music is present in countless films and TV from the blockbusters to the indies. Amongst her four solo albums, she has gathered 4 Grammy nominations, winning Best Engineered Album, Non classical for
. In 2010 she received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement and remains a major pioneer in the development of new musical expression devices and ways to interact with her audience. Heap is currently collaborating on a new system for music sharing using the blockchain.