Family Portraits Starring New “Cursed Child” London Cast Revealed
The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London have released a set of family portraits starring the new cast members! This first-look set by Charlie Gray gives fans a taste of what’s to come with the new cast’s first performance. This is now the third cast ensemble for the production, and they will debut at the Palace Theatre in London on May 23, 2018.
Joining the cast are Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Joe Idris-Roberts as Albus Potter, and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.
Ballard’s previous theater credits include Mother Christmas for Hampstead Theatre. Trayling’s other theater credits include King John for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Idris-Roberts is also playing the title role in Pinocchio for the National Theatre. Case is making his professional stage debut and has appeared on film in Undergods.
Nicola Alexis is moving from the Cursed Child ensemble cast into the role of Hermione Granger; other continuing cast members include Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Helen Aluko as Rose-Granger Weasley, and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.
Alexis has performed in Beauty and the Beast at Elgiva Theatre. Aldrige’s previous theater credits include Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Aluko has appeared in Doctor Faustus for the Royal Exchange Theatre. Finally, Howard has performed in Brave New World for Northampton Theatre Royal.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first of the eight to be presented on-stage. Since its premiere at the Palace Theatre in London in June 2016, the play has won 24 major British theater awards and has become the most awarded production in the history of the Olivier Awards. The Broadway production has received 21 nominations across the Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and Drama League Awards and has won six Outer Critics Circle awards. The play is also set to open in Australia at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in early 2019.
@HPPlayLDN said goodbye to the leaving cast on Twitter.
Today we say a fond farewell to our incredible Year Two #CursedChild company — but there’s still time for cake, cut by @BlenkinSamuel and @Theo_Ancient! Thank you to all those on and off the stage for a magical year at the Palace Theatre, and thank you to our amazing audiences! pic.twitter.com/S1G5FudCJH
— Cursed Child Play (@HPPlayLDN) 20 May 2018
Have any of you seen this highly acclaimed production? What are your thoughts on the new cast?
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