'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to reopen at Palace Theatre in October
Jamie Ballard returns to the show as the title wizard in October.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will reopen at the Palace Theatre later this year. The two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume performances from 14 October, with rehearsals beginning next month. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are on sale now.
“Reopening Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two in the West End and being part of the return of British Theatre makes us both happy and proud” said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.
“To be back at the original home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - the mothership - with our incredibly talented and committed company and welcoming back our audiences after such a devastating and prolonged closure will be emotional and thrilling for all of us.”
Set 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione left Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the series, and is presented as a play in two parts.
Jamie Ballard will return to the role of Harry Potter. Speaking about the show’s return, he said: “We are all so excited to be coming back to the magical world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and have utterly missed being at the beautiful Palace Theatre as a family doing what we love. There is nothing quite as special as being able to share that unique experience with our wonderful audiences. It will be an absolute joy for us to perform for them once again and to welcome them back to our very own Hogwarts!”
James Howard will reprise the role of Draco Malfoy, with Luke Sumner returning as Scorpius Malfoy. Initial casting includes Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Dominic Short as Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger and Phoenix Edwards as Rose Granger-Weasley. Further casting is to be announced.
In a review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, "We are immediately plunged into another of J.K Rowling's ingeniously plotted rabbit holes of collisions between the natural and supernatural worlds, Muggles and mystery, Wizards and wonderment, and good and evil."
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won nine Olivier Awards in 2017, including Best New Play. Its Broadway transfer will reopen at the Lyric Theatre in New York from 16 November, but will be told in one part instead.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, with a new play by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, Movement is by Steven Hoggett, with set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison.
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Photo credit: Michelle Gayle, Thomas Aldridge and Jamie Ballard (Photo by Manuel Harlan)