Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts I & II

One of the world's most beloved characters comes to the stage for the very first time in a brand new production produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a brand new stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K Rowling and is now running at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.

The production features a cast of over forty, and is one play presented in two parts intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is set "nineteen years later". The production is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett. It features set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.

The current main cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, alongside Susie Trayling  as his wife Ginny Potter and Joe-Idris Roberts as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge will play Ron Weasley with Nicola Alexis  as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley with James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as his son Scorpius Malfoy. They are joined by an ensemble cast of characters playing a variety of roles both old and new.

When the next batch of tickets will go on sale, customers will be able to join a virtual 'waiting room' where they can wait before the ticket queues open at 11am, demend for tickets is due to be extreamly high, customers joining the queue after 11am are unlikely to get tickets.

To book tickets, visit the official website or book a combined ticket & hotel package.

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Major plot details regarding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are kept under wraps in order to #KeepTheSecrets. The play is the next chapter in the Harry Potter series, and is set nineteen years later as Harry and Ginny's son Albus attends Hogwarts for the very first time. Whilst there, he befriends Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius Malfoy and this unlikely friendship blossoms despite their parent's past troubles.   

"It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

The show is suitable for ages 10 and up
By:
Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Producer:
Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Director:
John Tiffany
Lighting:
Neil Austin
Sound:
Gareth Fry
Design:
Christine Jones
Choreography:
Steven Hoggett
Costume:
Katrina Lindsay
Cast list:
Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Joe-Idris Roberts (Albus Potter), Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), Nicola Alexis (Hermione Granger), Helen Aluko (Rose Granger Weasley), James Howard (Draco Malfoy), Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy), 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
Other info:
One play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings.

Palace Theatre

Address:
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

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Just as Hamilton has been all-pervasive on Broadway since it opened there last summer, there's been little talk of anything but Harry Potter's official stage debut over here since the first announcement was made revealing that it was on its way over a year ago. (There was previously a small two-man fringe show called Potted Potter that raced through all the books to date in 70 minutes that... Read more

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Booking for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child extends to July 2019
Monday, July 30, 2018

The West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to extend through to July 2019, as the play enters its third year in London. With a story by JK Rowling, book by Jack Thorne, and directed by John Tiffany, the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga had its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London on 30th July 2016. It starred Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scoops six Tony Awards
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Broadway transfer of the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scooped six Tony Awards last night, including accolades for best play and best direction. Having opened at the Lyric Theatre earlier this year, the play, which is the eighth story in JK Rowling’s hit wizarding series, also took home all four design awards: scenic, lighting, costume and sound.   John Tiffany followed up his Olivier Award win last year with his second Tony Award for direction, after he won in 2012 with Once.

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New Harry Potter and the Cursed Child character portraits released
Monday, May 21, 2018

New character portraits of the incoming West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  have been released. The play has been running at the Palace Theatre in the West End since June 2016, and as the original West End cast a spell over Broadway, the London production welcomes its third cast. As previously announced, the new cast members include Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as his wife Ginny, and Joe Idris-Roberts as their son Albus. Jonathan Case makes his professional stage debut as Scorpius Malfoy with James Howard continuing as father Draco.

Tony Awards 2018: Brits among Broadway award nominations
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Broadway transfers of Angels in America and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are among some of the most-nominated productions at this year’s Tony Awards. Marianne Elliott’s National Theatre production of Angels in America picked up 11 noms, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – which earned a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards in 2017 – was nominated in 10 categories.

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New 2018 cast announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As the original West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gear up for the production’s Broadway premiere, a new cast for the London production has been announced. Jamie Ballard will play the title character Harry Potter. His previous credits include other Mother Christmas and In the Vale of Heath at the Hampstead Theatre, The White Devil and Cressida at Shakespeare’s Globe and Ghosts at HOME in Manchester.

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New Portraits of Harry Potter Cast Members Revealed
Monday, May 22, 2017

Producers of the nine-time Olivier Award-winning hit West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II have released first look portraits of some of the new principal cast members in full wizarding attire today. The new cast is scheduled to begin performances at the Palace Theatre this Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Harry Pottter and the Cursed Child photo by Manuel Harlan
New cast announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End
Thursday, March 30, 2017

New casting has been announced for the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II which continues to run at the Palace Theatre. Rehearsals began this week for the new cast who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on 24 May 2017 following the final performance from the current cast on 21 May 2017.

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