Building on the success of award-winning runs in London and New York, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premiere in Germany in 2020, "marking the first non-English-language production of the hit play," Variety reported. Harry Potter und das Verwunschene Kind will open in Hamburg at the Mehr! Theater am Grossmarkt, which is getting "a large-scale redesign starting May 2019 and the play will premiere the following spring." Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on a story from J.K. Rowling, dramatist Jack Thorne and theater director John Tiffany.
"We know Harry Potter has millions of German-speaking fans and so we're very proud that we are able to bring our beautiful production to Germany," said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender in a joint statement. "The Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg is a unique space, and we're delighted and grateful to have the opportunity to design and create a perfect, bespoke new home for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Germany."