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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Stage Play Unveils New Cast

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A new cast for the London version of the stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has been announced.

With Polly Frame portraying Ginny Potter and Ellis Rae playing their son Albus Potter, David Ricardo-Pearce will play Harry Potter. In addition to Jade Ogugua and Taneetrah Porter, who join the cast to play Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley’s daughter Rose Granger-Weasley respectively, Thomas Aldridge continues to play Ron Weasley. Draco Malfoy will be portrayed by Steve John Shepherd, and his son Scorpius Malfoy by Harry Acklowe.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a play written by Jack Thorne that is based on a unique narrative by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. In the play, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are back on a fresh journey 19 years after saving the wizarding world, this time accompanied by a new generation that has recently enrolled at the renowned Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Following spells are a race through time and a fight to stop enigmatic powers.

Over 1.5 million spectators have attended the show throughout its seven years at London’s Palace Theatre, which was commemorated last month. On Friday, Harry Potter fans celebrated the annual Back to Hogwarts Day at King’s Cross station in London which goes on for three days.  London’s Palace Theatre joined the celebrations with performances by the cast and creative team of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, the play is directed by John Tiffany and features movement by Steven Hoggett, a set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan CDG and Lotte Hines CDG.

It is the eighth instalment in the Harry Potter series and the first to be performed on stage. Since its world debut in London in 2016, it has sold over six million tickets globally and won 60 prestigious awards, including nine Laurence Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards. The two-part production is currently booking through May 19, 2024 at the Palace Theatre.

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