Tokyo’s ‘Harry Potter’ magic unwavering after a year of sold-out shows

What is the secret behind the ongoing success of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ in Tokyo? Is it the magic of J.K. Rowling’s world that continues to enchant audiences? Is it the actors whose talent re-enchant the iconic characters? Or is it the technical expertise that brings the magical world to life on stage? Either way, all facets combined ensure that the show continues to draw packed audiences even a year after opening.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It has been more than a year since ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ made its debut at Tokyo’s TBS Akasaka ACT Theater. And what a year it has been! From sold-out shows to standing ovations, the magic of J.K. Rowling’s world keeps enchanting its audiences.

A long-awaited sequel to the seven-volume Harry Potter book series, the play picks up the narrative 19 years after the conclusion of the last book. Harry, now married and father of three, struggles with his role as a parent, while his son Albus faces his own set of challenges at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Enchanting automation

It is not just the storyline that captivates spectators. The technical realization of the show, with its rapid scene changes and impressive magical effects, plays a crucial role in its continued success. One of the most striking technical feats is the way magic is displayed. From time travel to shapeshifting, the magic is presented not only by lighting, sound effects and props, but also by the actors, pushing their performance to the limit. This combination of technical expertise and acting talent creates an enchanting theater experience that visitors will not soon forget.

The magic continues…

Despite it being more than a year since the show made its debut in Tokyo, demand for tickets remains undiminished. Fans of all ages are lining up to catch a glimpse of this amazing production.

Silicon Theatre Scenery is honored to play a role in this magical adventure. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a wonderful example of how innovation and imagination merge to transform the stage into a world of wonder, night after night.