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First Look: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child new West End cast character portraits 

The Potters, l-r Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Joe Idris-Roberts (Albus Potter) and Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Photo by Charlie Gray

The Potters, l-r Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Joe Idris-Roberts (Albus Potter) and Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Photo by Charlie Gray

Ahead of the new cast’s first performance at London’s Palace Theatre on Wednesday (23 May 2018), the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release a first-look set of portraits by Charlie Gray.

Seen in character for the first time are Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Nicola Alexis as Hermione Granger, Joe Idris-Roberts as Albus Potter and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.  They are joined by Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.

The Granger-Weasleys, l-r Nicola Alexis (Hermione Granger), Helen Aluko (Rose Granger-Weasley) and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), Photo by Charlie Gray

The Granger-Weasleys, l-r Nicola Alexis (Hermione Granger), Helen Aluko (Rose Granger-Weasley) and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), Photo by Charlie Gray

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John TiffanyHarry 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 the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.  The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London.

The Malfoys, l-r James Howard (Draco Malfoy) and Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy), photo by Charlie Gray

The Malfoys, l-r James Howard (Draco Malfoy) and Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy), photo by Charlie Gray

Since its premiere, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won twenty-four major British theatre awards including the Evening Standard Best Play Award as well as a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards – including Best New Play and Best Director – the most awarded production in the history of the Oliviers. The Broadway production officially opened to equal critical acclaim at the Lyric Theatre last month and has subsequently received numerous Broadway accolades, including ten Tony Award nominations, eight Drama Desk Award nominations, three Drama League Award nominations and is the winner of six Outer Critics Circle awards.  In early 2019 the Australian production will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

 

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