The cast for the London production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has been revealed.
@CursedChildLDN shares a photo of the new cast for the upcoming Harry Potter Cursed Child stage show, accompanied by the venue and premiere date:
— Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (@CursedChildLDN) August 30, 2023
Harry Potter will be played by David Ricardo-Pearce, Ginny Potter by Polly Frame, and Albus Potter by Ellis Rae. Thomas Aldridge reprises his role as Ron Weasley, with Jade Ogugua as Hermione Granger and Taneetrah Porter as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley joining the ensemble. Draco Malfoy will be played by Steve John Shepherd, while Harry Acklowe will portray his son, Scorpius Malfoy.
Thorne’s play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. In the play, 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they embark on a new adventure, this time joined by a new generation who has only recently arrived at the famed Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Spells, a dash through time, and a battle to thwart mysterious forces ensue.
The play celebrated seven years at London’s Palace Theatre last month, where it has been viewed by nearly 1.5 million theatergoers. On September 1st, the production will join the annual Back to Hogwarts Day celebrations, when Harry Potter enthusiasts commemorate the pop culture phenomenon at London’s King’s Cross station over three days, which will also feature an appearance by the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” cast and creative team.
Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions produce the play, which is directed by John Tiffany and features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan CDG and Lotte Hines CDG.
It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be performed on stage. Since its world premiere in London in 2016, it has sold over six million tickets globally and received 60 major accolades, including nine Laurence Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards. The Palace Theatre is presently booking the two-part production through May 19, 2024.
Besides the live theater play at the Palace Theatre, it has recently been announced that A New Harry Potter TV Series Is Inbound which will be adapted by Max TV and Warner Bros.