CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR NEW WEST END COMPANY
HARRYPOTTE AND THE CURS EDCHILD
FIRST AND SECOND PARTS
AS RESERVATION EXTENDS UNTIL JULY 2023
Today (August 15, 2022) the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callenderand Harry Potter Theatrical Productions – are delighted to confirm the cast of the new company which will begin performances at the Palace Theater in London on October 13, 2022. Additionally, the multi-award-winning two-part original production is now extending booking until July 30, 2023.
Sam Crane will play Harry Potter, with Frances Gray like Ginny Potter and Thomas Grant who will play their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge and Michelle Gayle continue as Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and Grace Wylde will play their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard continues as Draco Malfoy and Adam Wadsworth will play his son Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Gabriel Akamo, Troy Alexander, Harry Ames, David Annen, Sue Appleby, Sabina Cameron, Phil Cheadle, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Iskandar Eaton, Lewis Edgar, Jack Gardner, Jemma Gould, Kelton Hoyland, April Hughes, Max Hutchinson, Emma Louise Jones, Tom Mackean, David Mara, Henry Maynard, Kathryn Meisle, Gigi Noel-King, Melaina Pecorini, Niamh Perry, Ruchi Rai, Ian Redford, Rosalind Steele, Tom Storey, Joshua Talbot, Susan Vidler and Wreh-asha Walton. Fletcher Bell, Alice Langton-Farrell, Max Forde, Lottie Grey, Rafferty Ison, Abbiegail Mills and Harry Munson, who will alternate between two children’s roles, completes the troupe of 46 people.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage and the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, has sold over 5 million tickets worldwide since its world premiere in London in July 2016 and holds a record 60 major accolades, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards, including Best New Play. This summer, the international phenomenon celebrates the start of its seventh year with seven productions around the world in London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto and Tokyo.
The adventure takes place with the family. When Harry Potter’s headstrong son, Albus, befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an incredible new journey for all of them, with the power to change the past and the future for still. Get ready for a breathtaking race through time, spectacular spells and epic battle, all brought to life by the most stunning theatrical magic ever seen on stage.
Based on an original new story by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a part of Jack Thorne, realized by John Tiffany. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child involves movement by Steven Hogett, set by Christine Jones, disguises by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, ring by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrisson, musical supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe and cast by Julia Horan CDG.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theater Productions.
Tickets remain priced at £15 per game. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is teaming up with TodayTix for The Friday Forty, the production patrons lottery to apply for some of the best seats in the theater for £40 (£20 per part), which will guarantee a place for part one and part two in consecutive performances. The regular performance schedule is as follows – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – no performance; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 2 p.m., first part and 7 p.m., second part; Sunday – 1 p.m., first part and 6 p.m., second part.
Tickets are now on sale for a new round of access performances – Saturday 17 September 2022 performances will be performed in British Sign Language, Saturday 24 September 2022 performances will be audio-described and Saturday 5 November 2022 , the performances will be subtitled. For customers with physical access requirements, call 0330 333 4815 (please note there are no general ticket sales on this number) or email CursedChildAccess@nimaxtheatres.com.
Details of all the productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found at HarryPottertheplay.com