With performances all over the world, the hype around Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not dying out any time soon. Toronto, Canada, is the sixth city to open a production of the play, with help from producers David Mirvish, Sonia Friedman, and Colin Callender. This highly anticipated production has fans buzzing, and we can’t wait to get a glimpse of the magic an all-Canadian cast will bring to the stage.
Earlier today, the production’s Facebook page also posted an announcement video featuring a list of the new actors. A full list of the cast and creative team can be found on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Childwebsite.
We are very excited to announce the cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Toronto! The company of 35 actors will be led by Trevor White (Harry), Gregory Prest (Ron), Sarah Afful (Hermione), Trish Lindström (Ginny), Brad Hodder (Draco), Thomas Mitchell Barnet (Scorpius), Luke Kimball (Albus), Fiona Reid (McGonagall), Susan Henley (Umbridge) and Sara Farb (Delphi). Details on our full cast here: https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ca/cast-creative/
Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre will play host to Canada’s production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender credit the local talent with having brought success to the rest of the five productions and anticipate similar success with an all-Canadian group as well.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has always been about creating the most authentic magical theatrical experience; an integral part of it has and always will be the artists on stage [sic]. In the five cities this play has been produced, it is the local artists who have rooted each production in each community. That’s why we are thrilled that the creative team has been able to cast this enormous production – 39 actors – with an all-Canadian cast. We can’t wait to see them bring J.K. Rowling’s wonderful characters and story to life on stage [sic] at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
The premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Toronto is expected to be October 23, 2020, with a media performance on November 29.
Presale tickets will be available to the public on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 9:45 a.m. ET, “in celebration of Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross [s]tation in London.” Presale tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (by calling 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333), or in person at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office. Prices for tickets to the show start at $69 per part.
Are you ready to head to Canada this October?
ALL-CANADIAN CAST ANNOUNCED
for the Canadian Premiere of the Tony® and
Olivier Award-Winning Best Play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
TICKETS ON PUBLIC SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT 9 ¾ AM (9:45 AM)
Performances Begin at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre on Friday, October 23, 2020
Producers David Mirvish, Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are delighted to announce the cast and ticket details for the Canadian production of the record-breaking Tony® and Olivier Award-Winning Best Play - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Performances begin October 23, 2020, at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre. The official media performance will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020 - matinee (Part One) and evening (Part Two).
In celebration of Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross [s]tation in London, from which the Hogwarts Express departs for the famous school of [w]itchcraft and [w]izardry, tickets will go on sale at 9 ¾ AM (9:45 AM ET) on Saturday, April 4 online, by phone, and in person at the Ed Mirvish Theatre [b]ox [o]ffice.
“After a casting search across Canada, in London, UK, and New York, we have found an all-Canadian cast for the Canadian premiere production of this superb play,” said David Mirvish. “We are excited that some of our country’s finest actors will be joining us for this unique and unprecedented theatrical journey.
“Many of these actors are veterans of Canadian theatre – even though some of them are still rather young, they have a wealth of experience. They’ve performed at both the Stratford and Shaw festivals, on major stages across the country and abroad.
“At the same time, we are honoured to be welcoming some actors at the very beginning of what will no doubt be illustrious careers.”
Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a joint statement: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has always been about creating the most authentic magical theatrical experience; an integral part of it has and always will be the artists on stage [sic].
“In the five cities this play has been produced, it is the local artists who have rooted each production in each community. That’s why we are thrilled that the creative team has been able to cast this enormous production – 39 actors – with an all-Canadian cast. We can’t wait to see them bring J.K. Rowling’s wonderful characters and story to life on stage [sic] at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.”
ABOUT THE ALL-CANADIAN CAST
Trevor White will star as Harry Potter, Trish Lindström as Ginny Potter and Luke Kimball as their son Albus Potter; Gregory Prest as Ron Weasley, Sarah Afful as Hermione Granger and Hailey Alexis Lewis as their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley; [and] Brad Hodder as Draco Malfoy and Thomas Mitchell Barnet as his son, Scorpius Malfoy.
Fiona Reid will star as Professor McGonagall. For the last year, Fiona has starred as Dolores Umbridge in the Broadway production. Sara Farb will star as Delphi Diggory, a role she has played for the past year in the Broadway production. Steven Sutcliffe will star as Severus Snape and Susan Henley will star as Dolores Umbridge.
Rounding out the cast are Ryan Allen, Nicholas Boegel, Kevin Bundy, Michael Chiem, Ian D. Clark, Mark Crawford, David D’Lancy Wilson, Raquel Duffy, Bryce Fletch, Simon Gagnon, Raylene Harewood, Wychita Henricks, Asha James, Lucas Meeuse, Natasha Mumba, Kyle Orzech, Monice Peter, Andy Pogson, Kaitlyn Riordan, Katie Ryerson, Brendan Wall, Evelyn Wiebe and Shawn Wright.
The roles of Young Harry Potter and Young Lily Potter will be announced at a later date.
FIRST PUBLIC ONSALE OF TICKETS
In celebration of Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross [s]tation in London, from which the Hogwarts Express departs for the famous school of [w]itchcraft and [w]izardry, tickets will go on sale at 9 ¾ AM (9:45 AM ET) on Saturday, April 4, 2020 online at mirvish.com, by phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 and in-person at the Ed Mirvish Theatre [b]ox [o]ffice, 244 Victoria Street.
The first block of tickets will be for performances from October 23, 2020, through May 30, 2021.
Tickets start at $69 per [p]art.
One Spectacle. Two Thrilling Parts.
THREE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE IT:
GO ON ONE DAY
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
GO ON CONSECUTIVE EVENINGS
GO WHEN YOU WANT
Buy One Part at a Time
(this option is available for performances beginning January 6, 2021)
Monday and Tuesday: No performance
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: Part One at 1:30 PM, Part Two at 7:00 PM
Thursday - Part One 7:30 PM
Friday – Part Two 7:30 PM
EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS
Fans can sign up to the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Canada mailing list for early access to tickets before the public onsale, special announcements and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. To sign up go to https://www.mirvish.com/harrypotter.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage [sic]. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one show presented in two parts.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features 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. Canadian Casting by Dayton Walters, with additional consultation by Jim Carnahan Casting.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by originating producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, with Canadian producer David Mirvish.
Receiving universal acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history, winning 25 major U.S. awards, with six Tony Awards, including Best Play. It also won 24 major theatre awards in the U.K. and is the most awarded show in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play.
Consistently smashing box office records around the world, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is on stage [sic] at the Palace Theatre in London, where it received its world premiere in July 2016; at the Lyric Theatre in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018; at the Curran Theater [sic] in San Francisco, where it opened in December 2019; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened in February 2019. The German premiere, the first non-English[-]language production at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg opens this month, and a seventh production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its Japanese premiere in [the] summer of 2022.
The Boy Who Lived Lives On.
J.K. Rowling Continues Her Story On Stage [sic] - where the magic is real.
It has been 19 years since Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizarding world, and Harry’s life isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, husband and father. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
The magic unfolds live on stage [sic] as epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life at this Tony Award®-winning event that's so spectacular, it has to be told in two [p]arts. Whether a devoted fan or a regular theatergoer, there is something deeply moving and captivating about this new adventure of a father and son struggling to grow up.
Hogwarts Welcomes You Home.
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