The third West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London on 23 May 2018 following the final performance from the current ensemble on 20 May 2018.
Joining the company are Jamie Ballard who will play Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter and Joe Idris-Roberts as their son Albus Potter. Jonathan Case joins to play Scorpius Malfoy.
Thomas Aldridge continues as Ron Weasley, as well as Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard also continues as Draco Malfoy.
Jamie Ballard joins the company to play Harry Potter. His previous theatre credits include Mother Christmas and In The Vale of Heath for Hampstead Theatre, Uncle Vanya for Theatr Clwyd/Sheffield Crucible, The White Devil and Troilus and Cressida for Shakespeare’s Globe, Ghosts for Home in Manchester, King John for the Rose Theatre, Macbeth for Trafalgar Studios, Scenes from an Execution, Antigone, Warhorse, Saint Joan, Emperor and Galilean and Some Trace of Her for the National Theatre, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, King John, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream all for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Devil Inside Him for the National Theatre of Wales, Thyestes for the Arcola Theatre, Hamlet, The Changeling, Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida and As You Like It all for the Tobacco Factory, All’s Well That Ends Well for the Young Vic, The Ark and Covenant for Battersea Arts Centre, The Beaux Stratagem for Bristol Old Vic and The Duchess of Malfi for Salisbury Playhouse.
Susie Trayling joins the company to play Ginny Potter. Her other theatre credits includes Iphigenia Quartet, Idomeneus and Vanya for the Gate Theatre, The Hook for the Liverpool Everyman and Royal and Derngate Northampton Theatre, The Crucible and Twelfth Night for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Thomas Tallis for Shakespeare’s Globe, The Seagull for Manchester Library, Sons Without Fathers for the Belgrade Theatre and Arcola Theatre, King John, Richard III, A Soldier in Every Son for Royal Shakespeare Company, The Constant Wife and Private Lives for Salisbury Playhouse, Women of Troy, Dream Play, Iphigenia at Aulis for the National Theatre, Anthony and Cleopatra for the Nuffield Theatre, Mary Goes First and The Mob for Orange Tree Theatre, Love’s Labour’s Lost for the Rose Kingston-Upon-Thames, A Doll’s House, The Portrait of a Lady and Habeus Corpus for the Peter Hall Company, Don’t Look Now for the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith, Skylight for Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest for Theatre Royal Northampton, Camera Obscura at the Almeida, Edward II for the Sheffield Crucible and Anna Karenina for Bolton Octagon Theatre.
Joe Idris-Roberts joins the company to play Albus Potter, and is currently playing the title role in Pinocchio for the National Theatre. His other theatre credits include Eyes Closed Ears Covered for The Bunker, Forty Years On for Chichester Festival Theatre, The Philanderer for The Orange Tree, The History Boys and Showtune: The Jerry Herman Review for The Forum Theatre, Chester and Jesus Christ Superstar for Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
Jonathan Case joins the company to play Scorpius Malfoy where he will make his professional stage debut. His television credits include Holby City and Orton: Laid Bare and on film he has been seen in Undergods.
They are joined by cast members Rosemary Annabella, David Annen, Jordan Bamford, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, April Hughes, Martin Johnston, Gareth Kennerley, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ryan J Mackay, David Mara, Dylan Mason, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, James McGregor, Annette McLaughlin, 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.
In addition Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender have today announced that on 5 April 2018 at 11am BST they will release a further allocation of tickets for sale for performances from 16 January 2019 to 7 April 2019.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 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 June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London.
Subsequently the show has won 24 major theatre awards including the Evening Standard Best Play Award as well as a record-breaking nine Oliver Awards.
The Broadway production will begin previews at the Lyric Theatre later this week on 16 March 2018 and in early 2019 the Australian production will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
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.
The set 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 CDG.