Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Albus Severus, Harry’s second son. Fearing being placed in Slytherin upon arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must cope with the fame that comes with the Potter legacy. Harry himself is now a husband and father to three children and must juggle this with his job at the Ministry of Magic. Still struggling with elements from his past that refuse to remain forgotten, Harry and Albus both come to realise that sometimes, darkness comes from the most unexpected of places.
Directed by the prolific John Tiffany (Once, Let the Right One In), the show features pyrotechnics, special effects and tricks designed by Jeremy Chernick in order to recreate the marvellously magical world. Renowned movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) is also part of the creative team, working alongside set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin and sound designer Gareth Fry. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also includes original music by the talented Imogen Heap.
Original casting included Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, who is currently starring in the Savoy production of Guys and Dolls and has credits including Assassins and The History Boys. London Road’s Paul Thornley began in the role of Ron, whilst Hermione was played by Noma Dumezweni, who wowed audiences and critics with her heart-wrenching performance in Linda.
Current casting includes Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny, Joe Idris-Roberts as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron, Nicola Alexis as Hermione, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.
Further cast members include Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah, David Annen, Jordan Bamford, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, April Hughes, Martin Johnston, Gareth Kennerley, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, James McGregor, Ryan J Mackay, Annette McLaughlin, David Mara, Dylan Mason, Tom Peters, James Phoon, Eve Ponsonby, Kate Russell-Smith, Sinéad Sharkey, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Mark Theodore and Joshua Wyatt.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two epic parts that will run simultaneously, and is already the most highly anticipated show of the year.
Recommended forThose who love the Harry Potter books and films will adore seeing the story in a new theatrical form. Recommended for anyone who loves the famous series!
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+