This is a sponsored article on behalf of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Dust off those dress robes and point that broomstick West End-wards, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is back in the West End.
The magic-infused, multi-award-winning play returns to the Palace Theatre on 14 October to once again transport audiences to the Wizarding World — no floo powder or Hogwarts Express ticket needed.
We've rounded up our top four reasons to see the show below, but if you're already utterly enchanted by the prospect, go ahead and grab your tickets now while they last.
1. It's heaven for Harry Potter fans
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up 19 years after the main events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in this beloved series. This eighth Harry Potter story is your chance to catch up with your favourite magical trio (Harry, Ron, and Hermione, obvs), as well as get acquainted with a new generation of Hogwarts students.
2. It's the perfect way to welcome back live theatre
With spellbinding storytelling, stirring performances, mind-boggling stage effects, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a potent elixir of everything that makes the West End so special. Basically, if you've been missing live theatre as much as we have, this is how you celebrate its return in style.
3. It's won a record-breaking number of awards
Boasting nine (9!) Olivier Awards, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most-awarded new play of all time. And it's bewitched plenty of critics, with Forbes calling it "one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade". Meanwhile, Rolling Stone cites "visions of pure enchantment" that "send shivers down your spine".
4. It's your chance to get in on some very special secrets
From spectacular spells to epic battles, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is packed full of magical moments. To make sure that audiences are well and truly wowed, the production team is keeping these firmly under their (sorting) hat — and we've been solemnly sworn to secrecy, too.
So to discover what this sensational show really has to offer, you'll have to go and see it for yourself. And once you've done so, and all has been revealed, don't be a snitch — #KeepTheSecrets and save the surprises for future theatre-goers.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. From 14 October at the Palace Theatre (Shaftesbury Avenue. Click here for tickets.