Daniel Radcliffe reveals why he probably won’t be seeing new ‘Harry Potter: Cursed Child’ play

Actor 'not sure' whether to attend stage show in London

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has explained why he is unsure about seeing the franchise’s new two-part play.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child begins previews at London’s Palace Theatre this week ahead of its official opening on July 30. Part one opened last night (June 7) and part two debuts on Thursday (June 9).

The two-part play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, is set 19 years after the final Harry Potter novel. It features new, older versions of Rowling’s famous characters Harry, Ron and Hermione. Actor Jamie Parker will play Potter – who Radcliffe portrayed for eight films – in the stage show.


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Radcliffe has told E! News that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll attend JK Rowling’s sequel play.

“It would be a weird one. I could be completely wrong in this, but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there’s going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing?” he said.

“Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show?” Radcliffe continued. “I would never want to do anything that would distract or take away from the show.”

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Check out pictures of the Cursed Child cast in costume here.