‘Cursed Child’ Nominated for a Record 11 Olivier Awards

Mar 06, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the stage depiction of the eighth installment of the Harry Potter saga, has been nominated for a record-breaking 11 Olivier Awards for its London West End production. The Laurence Olivier Awards, or Olivier Awards are recognized nationally as the highest honor in British theater. The acclaimed play, which also won eight WhatsOnStage Awards and three UK Critics Circle Theater Awards, as reported here by Leaky, will be opening on Broadway in 2018. These, in addition to the first-ever Oscar for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Best Costumes for Fantastic Beasts, have made it a very successful awards season for the Potterverse.

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Congratulations to the following Cursed Child cast and creative on these phenomenal achievements:

Two other nominations were received by individuals related to Potter; Cursed Child director John Tiffany received another nomination for his directorial work on the West End revival of Glass Menagerie and Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, another production of Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (see Leaky’s coverage here) was nominated for Best New Comedy.

Award-winning actor Kenneth Branagh, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, will be the recipient of this years Olivier Awards Special Award as reported by Leaky here.

The 2017 Olivier Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

A full list of the 2017 Olivier Awards nominations can be seen here.

Readers can see an exclusive review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child here.


The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.