Set in a crisis-ridden Britain which is alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster, the play is a tale of power, jealousy, love and reconciliation and is packed with timely echoes of Brexit and the questions of national identity which stem from it.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up where the books and movies left off, with the children of Harry, Ron and Hermione climbing on board the Hogwarts Express.
Conducted by Justin Freer, the London Philharmonic Orchestra will play some of the franchise’s best known music pieces which will be accompanied by footage from the various TV and big screen incarnations.
The play tells the story of New York hoodlum Nathan Detroit, a man with a desperate need for money for an illegal dice game and a fiancée whose patience is running out after an epic 14-year wait to tie the knot.
Here’s an exhilarating and stunningly provocative new trailer for Marina Carr’s Hecuba which is playing at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon until October 17th.