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JK has her say on just where you’re purchasing #CursedChild tickets – and she’s not happy


Umm hello, we’re all pretty obsessed with Cursed Child around here and, just like the millions of Potterheads around the world, we’ve spent hours on the play’s ticketing website clamouring for tickets so we can see this thing IRL.

Turns out there’s some sneaky underhand shenanigans going on that might be stopping all us hard-working, loyal fans from getting them though – and JK herself has a issue with it.

After a big ticket release earlier this week, the Queen herself took to Twitter to share a few thoughts on the massive ticket touting issue that’s surfacing:

Some of the tickets for both parts of the play might seem a little pricey already but check out what they’re selling for on re-sale sites:

Ummm, WHAT?!

We’re legit going to vomit.

Obviously it’s up to individual people if they want to pay over £500 to see the show but we have to admit it’s pretty ridiculous, considering the most expensive tickets from the Palace Theatre’s box office are £130.

Should poorer fans miss out just because some online companies want to make ridiculous profits from resale? We don’t think so. It’s a huge thing that JK Rowling is drawing attention to the fact reselling for profit just won’t be tolerated. The steps she and the theatre are taking to stop us Potterheads being disadvantaged are heartwarming.

After all, who wants to make JK mad? Not us, that’s for sure. MP! has your back, so here’s a few ways for fans to secure themselves solid seats for cheap prices and not run the risk of being turned away at the door:

1. Only get tickets via the official ticketing platforms, accessible via the play’s site. They’ll even have returned tickets on there so get in the habit of checking.

2. Get your alarms set for Friday Forty. Every Friday, 1pm, on the play’s website. £40 tickets for the next week’s performances. NOT to be missed.

3. Local to London? Get yourself down to the box office. You might get lucky and bag yourself a couple of cancelled/returned tickets on the day.

We’ll be making Queen JK happy and getting our tickets where we’re supposed to, but how about you? Let us know in the comments what you make of the ticket touting.

Don’t forget to keep your eye on the MP! Book Events site for any upcoming book events and signings from the world of Potter and JK Rowling.

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