West End Production (London)

The play premiered at the Palace Theater in London’s West End. The show began its preview performances on June 7, 2016, and opened on July 30, 2016, with Part One starting at 2:00 p.m. and Part Two at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets first went on sale on October 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. GMT for priority bookings. 175,000 tickets were sold in eight hours, an amount unprecedented for a theater production. Sales for the general public began on October 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. GMT. Currently, Cursed Child tickets are hard to come by, but every Friday at 1:00 p.m. GMT, 40 tickets are released for the following week for great seats at a great price, known as the “Friday Forty.”

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Cast


Year 4

  • Ron Weasley… Thomas Aldridge
  • Rose Granger-Weasley… Rayxia Ojo
  • Hermione Granger… Michelle Gayle
  • Harry Potter… Jamie Ballard
  • Scorpius Malfoy… Jonathan Case
  • Draco Malfoy… James Howard
  • Albus Potter… Dominic Short
  • Ginny Potter… Susie Trayling

Other cast members include:

  • Lola Adaja
  • David Annen
  • Valerie Antwen
  • Emma Brown
  • Adrian Christopher
  • Craig Connolly
  • Robert Curtis
  • Tim Dewberry
  • Rachelle Diedericks
  • Blythe Duff
  • Antony Eden
  • Jim Fish
  • Thomas Gilbey
  • Elliot Grihault
  • Rosie Hilal
  • Joseph Horsford
  • Mia Hudson
  • William Lawlor
  • Susan Lawson-Reynolds
  • Ronnie Lee
  • Ryan J. Mackay
  • Lucy Mangan
  • David Mara
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Marcus McKinlay
  • Kathryn Meisle
  • Gordon Millar
  • Duncan Shelton
  • Molly Shenker
  • Luke Sumner
  • Mark Theodore
  • Emma-May Uden
  • Madeleine Walker
  • Maddy Yates

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Year 3

  • Ron Weasley… Thomas Aldridge
  • Rose Granger-Weasley… Helen Aluko
  • Hermione Granger… Rakie Ayola/Nicola Alexis/Franc Ashman
  • Harry Potter… Jamie Ballard
  • Scorpius Malfoy… Jonathan Case
  • Draco Malfoy… James Howard
  • Albus Potter… Joe Idris-Roberts
  • Ginny Potter… Susie Trayling

Other cast members include:

  • Rosemary Annabella
  • David Annen
  • Jordan Bamford
  • Emma Brown
  • 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 McLauglin
  • Tom Peters
  • James Phoon
  • Eve Ponsonby
  • Kate Russell-Smith
  • Sinéad Sharkey
  • Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn
  • Mark Theodore
  • Joshua Wyatt

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Year 2

  • Ron Weasley… Thomas Aldridge
  • Rose Granger-Weasley… Helen Aluko
  • Albus Potter… Theo Ancient
  • Hermione Granger… Rakie Ayola
  • Scorpius Malfoy… Samuel Blenkin
  • Harry Potter… Jamie Glover
  • Draco Malfoy… James Howard
  • Ginny Potter… Emma Lowndes

Other cast members include:

  • Nicola Alexis
  • Rosemary Annabella
  • David Annen
  • Annabel Baldwin Delphi
  • Ruthxjiah Bellenea
  • Morag Cross
  • Danny Dalton
  • Leah Haile
  • Rupert Henderson
  • Elizabeth Hill
  • April Hughes
  • Lowri James
  • Martin Johnston
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Sandy McDade
  • James McGregor
  • Tom Mackley
  • Sarah Miele
  • Rayxia Ojo
  • Jordan Paris
  • James Phoon
  • Henry Rundle
  • Nuno Silva
  • Ged Simmons
  • Mark Theodore
  • Gideon Turner
  • Ed White
  • Joshua Wyatt

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Year 1

 

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  • Craig Bowker Jr… Jeremy Ang Jones
  • Moaning Myrtle/Lily Potter Sr… Annabel Baldwin
  • Uncle Vernon/Severus Snape/Lord Voldemort… Paul Bentall
  • Scorpius Malfoy… Anthony Boyle
  • Albus Severus Potter… Sam Clemmett
  • Hermione Granger… Noma Dumezweni
  • Polly Chapman… Claudia Grant
  • Hagrid/Sorting Hat… Chris Jarman
  • Yann Fredericks… James Le Lacheur
  • Aunt Petunia/Madam Hooch/Dolores Umbridge… Helena Lymbery
  • Amos Diggory/Albus Dumbledore… Barry McCarthy
  • Trolley Witch/Professor McGonagall… Sandy McDade
  • Station Master… Adam McNamara
  • Ginny Potter… Poppy Miller
  • Cedric Diggory/James Potter Jr./James Potter Sr… Tom Milligan
  • Dudley Dursley/Karl Jenkins/Victor Krum… Jack North (Assistant Movement Captain)
  • Harry Potter… Jamie Parker
  • Draco Malfoy… Alex Price
  • Bane… Nuno Silva (Movement Captain)
  • Rose Granger-Weasley/Young Hermione… Cherrelle Skeete
  • Delphi… Esther Smith
  • Ron Weasley… Paul Thornley
  • Young Harry Potter… Rudi Goodman, Alfred Jones, Bili Keogh, Ewan Rutherford, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen
  • Lily Potter Jr… Zoe Brough, Cristina Fray, Christiana Hutchings

Other cast members include:

  • Nicola Alexis
  • Helen Aluko (Swing)
  • Rosemary Annabella
  • Jack Bennett
  • Morag Cross (Swing) (Voice Captain)
  • James Howard
  • Lowri James
  • Martin Johnston
  • Chipo Kureya (Swing)
  • Tom Mackley (Swing)
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Stuart Ramsay
  • Joshua Wyatt (Swing)

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Crew
  • J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne… Original Story
  • Jack Thorne… Playwright
  • John Tiffany… Director
  • Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment, Harry Potter Theatrical Productions… Producers
  • Steven Hoggett… Movement Director
  • Christine Jones… Set Designer
  • Katrina Lindsay… Costume Designer
  • Neil Austin… Lighting Designer
  • Gareth Fry… Sound Designer
  • Imogen Heap… Composer & Arranger
  • Jeremy Chernick… Special Effects
  • Jamie Harrison… Illusions & Magic
  • Martin Lowe… Music Supervisor & Arranger
  • Julia Horan CDG… Casting Director
  • Gary Beestone… Production Manager
  • Sam Hunter… Production Stage Manager
  • Des Kennedy… Associate Director
  • Neil Bettles… Associate Movement Director
  • Brett J. Banakis… Associate Set Designer
  • Pete Malkin… Associate Sound Designer
  • Chris Fisher… Illusions & Magic Associate
  • Lotte Hines… Casting Associate
  • Adam King… Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Sabine Lemaitre… Costume Design Supervisor
  • Carole Hancock… Hair, Wigs & Make-up
  • Lisa Buckley, Mary Halliday… Props Supervisors
  • Phij Adams… Music Editor
  • Finn Ross, Ash Woodward… Video Design
  • Daniele Lydon… Dialect Coach
  • Richard Ryder… Voice Coach
  • Richard Clayton… Company Stage Manager
  • Jordan Noble-Davies… Stage Manager
  • Jenefer Tait… Deputy Stage Manager
  • Oliver Bagwell Purefoy, Tom Gilding, Sally Inch, Ban Sherratt… Assistant Stage Managers
  • Pip Minnithorpe… Resident Director
  • Amy Gillot… Head of Wardrobe
  • Laura Watkins… Deputy Head of Wardrobe
  • Kate Anderson, Leanne Hired… Wardrobe Assistants
  • George Amielle, Melissa Cooke, Rosie Etheridge, John Ovenden, Emilee Swift… Dressers
  • Nina Van Houten… Head of Hair, Wigs & Make-up
  • Alice Townes… Deputy Head of Hair, Wigs & Make-up
  • Charlotte Briscoe, Jacob Fessey, Cassie Murphie… Hair, Wigs & Make-up Assistants
  • Chris Reid… Head of Sound
  • Rowena Edwards… Deputy Head of Sound
  • Laura Caplin… Sound No. 3
  • Callum Donaldson… SFX Operator
  • Josh Peters… Head of Automation
  • Jamie Lawrence… Deputy Head of Automation
  • Jame Robson… Automation No. 3
  • David Treanor… Show Chief LX
  • Paul Gurney… Performer Flying Technician
  • David Russell, Eleanor Dowling… Chaperones
  • Sonia Friedman Productions… General Management
  • Diane Benjamin… Executive Director
  • Pam Skinner… Executive Producer
  • Fiona Stewart… Associate Producer
  • Ben Canning… Assistant Producer
  • Max Bittleston… General Management Assistant
  • Imogen Clare-Wood… Production Assistant
  • Laura Jane Elliott… Marketing Manager
  • Mark Payn… Revenue Manager
  • Lucie Lovatt… Associate Producer (Development)
  • Lydia Rynne… Development Assistant
  • Jack Bradley… Literary Associate
  • Jordan Eaton… Office Assistant
  • Vicky Ngoma… House Seats Assistant
Reviews

Read MuggleNet’s Cursed Child breakdowns and theater review during the first week’s preview and public performance.

MuggleNet Theater Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’” – By Claire Furner | MuggleNet | August 3, 2016

Spoiler-Free Breakdown of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part 1’” – By Devin Storment | MuggleNet | June 7, 2016

Spoiler-Free Breakdown of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part 2’” – By Devin Storment | MuggleNet | June 9, 2016


‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ review – duel of dark and light carried off with dazzling assurance” – By Michael Billington | The Guardian | July 26, 2016

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two’: Theater Review” – By Leslie Felperin | The Hollywood Reporter | July 25, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, review: A magical experience tailor made for the stage” – By Jack Shepherd | Independent | July 25, 2016

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Casts a Spell Onstage” – By Ben Brantley | The New York Times | July 25, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a magical show with a strong emotional core – review” – By Dominic Cavendish | The Telegraph | July 30, 2016

West End Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’” – By Matt Trueman | Variety | July 25, 2016

Accolades

Awards Won

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

Best Play

Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016

Best Director
John Tiffany

Best Designer
Christine Jones

Most Promising Newcomer
Anthony Boyle

WhatsOnStage Awards 2017

Best New Play

Best Actor in a Play
Jamie Parker

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Anthony Boyle

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Noma Dumezweni

Best Direction
John Tiffany

Best Set Design
Christine Jones

Best Lighting Design
Neil Austin

Best Video Design
Finn Ross and Ash Woodward

Laurence Olivier Awards 2017

Best New Play

Best Director
John Tiffany

Best Actor
Jamie Parker

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Noma Dumezweni

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Anthony Boyle

Best Costume Design
Katrina Lindsay

Best Set Design
Christine Jones

Best Sound Design
Gareth Fry

Best Lighting Design
Neil Austin

WhatsOnStage Awards 2018

Best West End Show

Best Show Poster

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Nominations

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016

Best Director
John Tiffany

Best Design
Christine Jones

Emerging Talent Award
Anthony Boyle

WhatsOnStage Awards 2017

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Paul Thornley

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Poppy Miller

Best Costume Design
Katrina Lindsay

Laurence Olivier Awards 2017

Best Theatre Choreographer
Steven Hogget

Outstanding Achievement in Music
Imogen Heap

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