On the anniversary of the world premiere and the start of the third year for the London Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, the producers have announced that further tickets will be released for sale on 18 September 2018 for performances from 10 April to 28 July 2019.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said:
“As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to grow, with several new productions worldwide, we are so proud to be celebrating our third year here, in London, at the Palace Theatre, Cursed Child’s first and original home, where it all began. It’s thrilling that we can continue to tell Harry’s story in London, New York, Australia, and beyond, and look forward to welcoming audiences from across the globe.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one play presented in two parts, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically-acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London and is now also playing at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, with an Australian production beginning performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on 16 January 2019.
A further North American production will open in San Francisco at the Curran in autumn 2019 and, in spring 2020, a German language version of the play – marking its first non-English production – will open at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.
The West End cast is led by Jamie Ballard who plays Harry Potter, Susie Trayling who plays Ginny Potter and Joe-Idris Roberts who plays their son, Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge plays Ron Weasley with Franc Ashman who plays Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy is James Howard with Jonathan Case as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by cast members 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 who complete the 42-strong company playing a variety of characters, including seven children who will alternate two roles.
Since its premiere, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major British theatre awards including the Evening Standard Best Play Award as well as a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards. The Broadway production has subsequently won 25 major Broadway accolades, including five Drama Desk Award awards, six Outer Critics Circle awards and six Tony awards.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Thorne, directed by Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett. Set design is 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.
Tickets are now on sale for the autism-friendly/relaxed Performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Thursday 23 August 2018 (Part One) and Friday 24 August 2018 (Part Two). Hosted in collaboration with The National Autistic Society, the performance will be specially adapted for autistic patrons and their families.