New Cast Members Join Melbourne Production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
After a strenuous dark period due to the pandemic, the Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was able to reopen on February 25, 2021. Following the emotional return, producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender, and Michael Cassel are thrilled to announce that new members have joined the cast of the ever-popular and multi-award-winning two-part stage play.
Joining the company in major roles are the following talents: Green Room Award winner Natasha Herbert will play Dolores Umbridge, former professional rugby league player Michael Bani will appear as the centaur Bane, NIDA and VCA graduate Aisha Aidara will make her professional debut as Rose Granger-Weasley, and Melbourne-based actor Ben Walter will star as Albus Potter.
Also joining the production are Gabriella Barbagallo, Luke Clayson, Axel Duffy, Katie-Jean Harding, Matt Holly, Abdul Muhaimin, Harrison Riley, Tom Russel, and David Spencer. The new cast members are already in rehearsals ahead of their first performances with the company on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
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Fans of the current cast can still look forward to seeing them in the future. Continuing in their roles are Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley as Ron Weasley, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy, and Nyx Calder as Scorpius Malfoy.
You can book your tickets to see the play as usual, including the Friday Forty seats, either choosing to see both parts on the same day (matinee and evening show) or on different days. Find out more about how to book on the official Cursed Child Melbourne website. Fans of the stage play in other locations can look forward to seeing the magic in person later this year as theaters prepare to welcome their audiences safely.