Harry Potter theatre play booking extended to Jan 2017

Harry Potter: Huge website demand. Picture: PA
Harry Potter: Huge website demand. Picture: PA
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DEMAND for the sold-out Harry Potter And The Cursed Child play has seen booking extended until January 2017.

Fans scrambled for tickets when priority booking for performances from 7 June to 18 September 2016 opened at 11am on Wednesday morning but seats sold out quickly.

Demand for tickets led to technical difficulties with the online system, including the site freezing and locking customers out of their purchases, which meant many fans who had waited up to three hours in the queue could not complete their transactions.

Producers have now put on sale a second booking period, running until 8 January 2017.

Max Engel tweeted: “After waking up early and waiting for hours, #CursedChild had a broken site and sold out. Very disappointed.”

JK Rowling announced through her website, Pottermore, last week that the plays would be a sequel to the books, taking place 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows and focusing on a grown-up Harry and his middle child, Albus Severus.