New 2018 cast announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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.

Susie Trayling will play Harry’s wife Ginny Potter. Her previous credits include Iphigenia Quartet and Idomeneus and Vanya at the Gate Theatre, and The Hook at the Liverpool Everyman. Joe Idris-Roberts, who joins the cast as their son Albus, currently plays the title role in John Tiffany’s National Theatre production of Pinocchio.

Jonathan Case also joins the cast to make his professional stage debut as Scorpuis Malfoy.

Continuing in the production will be Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.

The current cast will have its final performance on 20th May 2018, and the new cast will take over on 23rd May.

The full cast will include 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.

Additional tickets have been announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for dates between 16th January and 7th April 2019, and they will go on sale on 5th April 2018.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at the Palace Theatre in 2016 to a string of five-star reviews, including one from Mark Shenton for, who said the production “could inspire and encourage a whole new generation to make theatre part of their lives.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Palace Theatre until 7th April 2019.  

Photographer credit: Craig Sugden Photography

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