New casting announced for London production of ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD’

Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions have announced new casting for the multi award-winning original two-part production of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, which is currently booking at London’s Palace Theatre to 19 May 2024.

The new Company will have their first performance on 17 October 2023. 

David Ricardo-Pearce will play Harry Potter, with Polly Frame as Ginny Potter and Ellis Rae as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge continues as Ron Weasley with Jade Ogugua joining the cast to play Hermione Granger along with Taneetrah Porter as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Steve John Shepherd will play Draco Malfoy, with Harry Acklowe as his son Scorpius Malfoy. 

They are joined by Ishmail Aaron, David Annen, Nairn Archer, Darrell Brockis, Sabina Cameron, Robert Curtis, Toby De Salis, Odelia Dizel-Cubuca, Rory Fraser, Jemma Geanaus, Harry Goodson-Bevan, Jemma Gould, Kelton Hoyland, David Ijiti, Chris Jarman, Sally Jayne Hind, Emma Louise Jones, Kathryn Meisle, Ian Redford, Abigail Rosser, Clancy Ryan, Tonny Shim, Adam Slynn, Sara Stewart, Benjamin Stratton, Maia Tamrakar, Alex Tomkins, Jake Tuesley, Sam Varley, Jess Vickers, Wreh-asha Walton, and Katie Wimpenny.

Benedict Archer, Jonah Haas, Honor Hastings, Delilah O’Riordan, Jude Parry, Jojo Perez Hoadley and Isabella Woodman will alternate two children’s roles, completing the 47-strong company.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child class photo – credit Manuel Harlan

19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure – this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.

Last month, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD celebrated 7 years at the Palace Theatre, home of the original production, where it has been seen by over 1.5 million patrons. On 1 September 2023, the production will be joining the annual celebrations for Back to Hogwarts Day, when Harry Potter fans are once again invited to don their robes and join the fun at King’s Cross station over three-days, which will include a special appearance from the HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD cast and creative team.

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 and Lotte Hines CDG.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is produced by Sonia Friedman ProductionsColin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

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