Central London was plunged into darkness last night
Patrons of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child were left disappointed last night, after the show was halted by a power-cut.
The incident left much of Central London without light or electricity for several hours, prompting the show’s second half to be cancelled after The Palace Theatre were informed that power would not return until after 10.30pm.
Good times in the dark at
#cursedchild while there’s a power cut in Soho… and the trains are all cancelled. London, you’re a mess,” tweeted one disappointed punter. Another live-tweeted her seventy-minute long ordeal, as the audience were left sat in the dark for over an hour. Theatre staff handed out drinks in the interim period, to ‘keep spirits up’.
“Seventy minutes later. Still a blackout and still no theatre lights,” Eva Amsen tweeted. “They have let us go out for now, so we’re at a pub across the street – just outside the blackout zone!”
A spokesperson for the play confirmed the incident, and recommended that anyone affected should contact their ticket seller for refund or exchange information.
The two-part play – co-written by JK Rowling, and set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – premiered at London’s Palace Theatre in 2016. Last year, it was suggested that three Cursed Child films could be in the works.