Melbourne may overtake Queensland as Australia’s pop culture capital when the Harry Potter play arrives in the city.

While the Sunshine State set the stage for Thor: Ragnarok and Aquaman, Victoria’s capital will do the same for the only (official) live production of a Harry Potter story.

That’s right, Melbourne will be one of only three cities worldwide (after London and New York City) to receive Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it opens in 2019.

Of course if you’re a Potterhead then you more than likely know this exciting bit of news (we were clearly out of the loop for around a week) and are eagerly awaiting ticket sales.

For the rest of you, the play is expected to arrive in Melbourne in 2019 and tickets scheduled to go on sale sometime in 2018.

It isn’t yet clear who will play the role of our favourite witches and wizards, as casting takes place at the beginning of the coming year.

What we do know is that the play will be split into two parts, with each part running for around two hours and 40 minutes.

That’s five hours and 20 minutes of the wizarding world!

Although patrons aren’t required to watch both parts, a website dedicated to the Melbourne production advised that it would “be like beginning one of the books in the middle”.

And besides, what HP fan doesn’t want to watch both parts?!

Anyhoo, click here for more info on the play. See you guys in Melbourne in 2019.

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