Rehearsals for the new cast of the hit production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have begun, who will be beginning performances at the Palace Theatre on the 24th May, taking over from the original cast whose final performance is on the 21st May.
The new cast for this eighth Harry Potter story includes Jamie Glover who will takeover the role of Harry Potter alongside Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter and Theo Ancient as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge will play Ron Weasley with Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley with James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Samuel Blenkin as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Other new cast members will include David Annen, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, Rupert Henderson, Elizabeth Hill, April Hughes, James McGregor, Sarah Miele, Jordan Paris, James Phoon, Henry Rundle, Ged Simmons, Mark Theodore, Gideon Turner and Ed White.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is directed by John Tiffany, with set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry and illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is booking at the Palace Theatre until the 29th April 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/.