The Australian Open Is Hosting A Harry Potter Day Next Week
No, the best tennis stars on the planet will not be playing a celebrity Quidditch match.
But people heading to the tennis on Monday 27 January are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite character from the franchise, as the tennis tournament will be hosting an epic Harry Potter day.
The event is a collaboration between the Australian Open and the team behind the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, which has been hugely successful in Melbourne for months.
Australian Open Chief Revenue and Experiential Officer Richard Heaselgrave said: "We are all looking forward to being part of the magical world of Harry Potter at the Australian Open this year.
"These wonderful stories and characters are beloved around the world and we're looking forward to welcoming them to the AO Ballpark."
In addition to the Australian Open putting on a screening section, where they'll play loads of movies from the franchise and host a spell-casting show, you'll also get to meet some of the cast from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Gyton Grantley, who plays Ron Weasley on stage, said: "Since opening in February of last year Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has become a big part of Melbourne's entertainment landscape, so it's fitting to be collaborating with the Australian Open this year.
"Harry Potter Day is going to be a lot of fun and we can't wait to share some of the magic we bring on stage every night to the AO Ballpark."
People who have dressed up in their best outfits will get the chance to win tickets to the play - one lucky person will walk away with an all-expenses-paid trip to London to go on the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour in London.
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