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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.
Jamie Glover assumes the role of Harry Potter alongside Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter and Theo Ancient as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge takes on the role of Ron Weasley with Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley with James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Samuel Blenkin as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by fellow new cast members David Annen, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, Rupert Henderson, Elizabeth Hill, April Hughes, James McGregor, Sarah Miele, Jordan Paris, James Phoon, Henry Rundle, Ged Simmons, Mark Theodore, Gideon Turner and Ed White. Original cast members Nicola Alexis, Rosemary Annabella, Phoebe Austen, Annabel Baldwin, Jabez Cheeseman, Morag Cross, Esme Grace, Lowri James, Martin Johnston, Alfred Jones, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Tom Mackley, Harrison Noble, Ben Roberts, Nuno Silva, Hope Sizer and Joshua Wyatt continue in the production.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. It received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre and recently broke Olivier Awards records, with a total of nine wins, including Best New Play. A Broadway production will officially open at the Lyric Theatre in New York City on 22 April 2018.
Jamie Glover's theatre credits include The Rehearsal, An Ideal Husband and If Only all for Chichester Festival Theatre, Noises Off at the Old Vic and Novello Theatre in the West End, The Chalk Garden for the Donmar Warehouse, The Shawl and The Man Who Had All the Luck both for Sheffield Crucible, The Novice for the Almeida Theatre and The Invention of Love for the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Emma Lowndes’ theatre credits include The Herbal Bed at the Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton, Children of the Sun and Thérèse Raquin for the National Theatre, The Accrington Pals, Port, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and The Seagull for the Royal Exchange Theatre and Whose Life is it Anyway? at the Comedy Theatre.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe.
All portraits are by Charlie Gray.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently booking to 22 July 2018.