8 ‘Cursed Child’ WhatsOnStage Award Wins!

Feb 19, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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The WhatsOnStage Awards occurred this evening, and Cursed Child won a small army of awards:

Cursed Child offically won Best New Play, and it’s no surprise. Our review delves into the mastery of spectacle during the whirlwind of a story that graces the stage throughout the production, and it’s truly unique in its effect on its audiences. John Tiffany also won Best Direction:

Finn Ross and Ash Woodward won Best Video Design:

The incredible Christine Jones won Best Set Design:

Neil Austin won Best Lighting Design:

Jamie Parker (who plays Harry Potter) won Best Actor in a Play, over Harry Potter‘s Ralph Fiennes (for Richard III) and Kenneth Branagh (for The Entertainer):

Jamie sent out this very special message to fans, which was retweeted by J.K. Rowling:

Sonia Friedman took to the podium once again to accept the Best Musical Revival award for Funny Girl:

Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) won Best Supporting Acting in A Play, over co-star Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley):

Noma Dumezweni beats Poppy Miller (Ginny Weasley) to the award for Best Suporting Actress in A Play for her brilliant performance as Hermione Granger:

J.K. Rowling expressed her congratulations via Twitter:

A massive congratulations to the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! It’s been a monumental evening for them at the WhatsOnStage awards, and we hope their success continues! See the full list of nominees and winners here, and our review of Cursed Child here.

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