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'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Broke Several Records After Winning Nine Awards At The 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards

By Debapriya Dutta debapriyadutta54@gmail.com on Apr 14, 2017 05:07 AM EDT

'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Broke Several Record After Winning Nine Awards At The 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" broke several records at the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards. The play was nominated in eleven different categories, winning nine of them. It has also won eight awards at the WhatsOnStage Awards this year. (Photo : Theatre Weekly/Youtube Screenshot)

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the latest edition of the Harry Potter venture. The popular series written by J. K. Rowling continued its successful journey with the two-part play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". The play first premiered on July 30, 2016. Since then, the play has broken plenty of records including winning nine awards at the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards.

The two-part play is based on an original story written by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany whereas Jack Thorne wrote the script for the play. Since its emergence, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become the eighth edition of the Harry Potter venture.

The story of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" begins after the events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." The plot shows life after 18 years where the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" arc ended. The main character of the series, Harry Potter, would be seen as an employee at the Ministry of Magic. The story also features the character of Albus Severus Potter, the younger son of Harry Potter who attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

According to The Telegraph, as a play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been accepted widely by the crowd. It broke numerous records when it was nominated in eleven different categories and won nine of them at the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards. These many awards have never been won or nominated by any previous playor musicals.

According to Olivier Awards, the record-breaking play won several awards in different categories including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and several others. While Jamie Parker won the Best Actor award, John Tiffany won the Best Director for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Anthony Boyle, Noma Dumezweni, Christine Jones, Katrina Lindsay, Gareth Fry and Neil Austin were among the other winners.

Other than the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has also won eight awards at the WhatsOnStage Awards this year. Last year was also very fruitful for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" as it won several categories at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. 

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