Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the West End on October 14


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child resumes performances at the Palace Theater in London on October 14.

Both parts of the award-winning production will be shown when the drama returns after more than a year and a half of hiatus due to the pandemic; North American productions (including the Broadway production, which resumes in November at the Lyric) will be presented in one show. Playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, who crafted the story with original series writer JK Rowling, worked on the condensed version as theaters remained dark.

Susie Trayling and Jamie Ballard

Manuel Harlan

The reopening of the West End production features Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Phoenix Edwards as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard in Draco Malfoy, and Luke Sumner as Scorpius Malfoy.

Set Includes Lola Adaja, Samson Ajewole, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Sue Appleby, Phil Cheadle, Craig Connolly, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilbey, Jemma Gould, Rachel Hinds, Jordan Lang, Ronnie Lee, Katrina Lopes, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Lucia McAnespie, Jayne McKenna, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Ian Redford, Thomas Royal, Tom Sturgess, Joshua Talbot, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeleine Walker and Wreh-asha Walton.

Seven children – Noah Alexander, Tom Quinn Alexander, Abby Barnes, Harley Barton, Chase Collard, Samuel Newby and Cici Smith – alternate in two roles.

The production premiered in July 2016 at London’s Palace and became the most awarded piece in Olivier Awards history, winning nine awards including Best New Piece.

Based on an original story by Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Thorne, directed by Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, directed 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, musical supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan.

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

Check out photos of the Broadway company as they return to the rehearsal room for the first time since the start of the pandemic below:

(Updated October 14, 2021)


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