“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Is Back in London: Images of Cast Members

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is in its third week of production since reopening in London on October 12.

Performances of the eighth and final Harry Potter story were suspended due to COVID 19 last March, when the United Kingdom came to a standstill. Now, over a year and a half later, the Palace Theatre has reopened its doors for fans.

The recently announced cast includes 43 different members who bring the script to life in a magical way, including Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Phoenix Edwards (Rose Granger-Weasley), Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), James Howard (Draco Malfoy), Dominic Short (Albus Potter), Luke Sumner (Scorpius Malfoy), and Suse Trayling (Ginny Potter). The cast also includes seven children, who are going to alternate two roles.

The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions – have recently shared some photos of the full cast onstage doing what they do best, with photos by Manuel Harlan.



Tickets for the award-winning West End show are available now and priced starting at just £30 per part. The most awarded new play in theater history is also resuming in New York (November 12), Melbourne (November 18), and San Francisco (January 11, 2022) and premiering in Hamburg (December 5), Toronto (May 31, 2022), and Tokyo (July 8, 2022).

Press Release


The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions – recently confirmed full casting for the production, which resumed performances at the Palace Theatre in London on 14 October 2021.

Jamie Ballard plays Harry Potter, with Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter and Dominic Short, who plays their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge plays Ron Weasley, with Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger and Phoenix Edwards as their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard plays Draco Malfoy, with Luke Sumner as his son, Scorpius Malfoy. They are joined by Lola Adaja, Samson Ajewole, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Sue Appleby, Phil Cheadle, Craig Connolly, Morag Cross, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilbey, Jemma Gould, Rachel Hinds, Jordan Lang, Ronnie Lee, Katrina Lopes, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Lucia McAnespie, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Ian Redford, Thomas Royal, Tom Sturgess, Joshua Talbot, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeleine Walker and Wreh-asha Walton, who complete the 43-strong company playing a variety of characters, including seven children - Noah Alexander, Tom Quinn Alexander, Abby Barnes, Harley Barton, Chase Collard, Samuel Newby and Cici Smith - who alternate two roles.

Tickets for the original two-part multi[-]award-winning production in the West End are now available for performances at the Palace Theatre until 23 October 2022. Tickets remain priced from £15 per part. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child partners with TodayTix for [t]he Friday Forty, the production’s [l]ottery for [p]atrons to apply for some of the very best seats in the theatre, priced at £40 (£20 per part), which will secure a seat for both Part One and Part Two on consecutive performances.

The regular performance schedule is now as follows – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – no performance; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 2 pm Part One & 7 pm Part Two; Sunday – 1 pm Part One & 6 pm Part Two.

The original production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one play presented in two parts, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage [sic]. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London. The most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play. The production has also won 25 major US awards, with six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

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, 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, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan CDG.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

In addition to the return of the original London production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Princess Theatre [in] Melbourne. Performances plan to resume in November 2021 at the Lyric Theater [sic], New York, followed by productions at the Curran Theater [sic], San Francisco in January 2022, the Mehr! Theatre [sic], Hamburg in December 2021, the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto in the summer of 2022 and the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo in the summer of 2022. The New York, San Francisco and Toronto productions will be returning in a newly staged, one[-]show experience. Details of all productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found at HarryPottertheplay.com.


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