‘Cursed Child’ Wins Critics’ Circle Awards

Jan 31, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won three major awards at the U.K. Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, which were presented at the Prince of Wales Theatre on January 31.


Among the other talented recipients, Cursed Child’s John Tiffany won the award for Best Director, Christine Jones, who Leaky recently interviewed here regarding her work with The Ghostlight Project, won Best Designer, and Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy, won the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Boyle was also recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the WhatsOnStage Awards. Both Tiffany and Jones have Tony Awards to their credit as well.

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According to this article from Breaking News, ironically Boyle didn’t know which part he was reading for at the time of his audition:

“At the time we were just reading for ‘lead boy’, and then we finally got to read the script and I’m very dyslexic and it took three hours to read two scripts. It was completely not what I was expecting. I was expecting it to be about Sirius Black for some reason, I don’t know why, and I thought I was going to play a young Sirius Black (Harry’s godfather).”

The 22 year old actor had just finished drama school when he won the role as Draco Malfoy’s son in the Harry Potter play.

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, founded in 1989, are run by Drama Section of The Critics’ Circle, which has existed since 1913 to protect and promote cultural criticism in the UK.

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Congratulations to these “Stars” of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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