Full Casting For Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Revealed
While it is always exciting when full casting for a new production is announced, London is a buzz over the larger than life cast just announced for the highly anticipated Harry Potter And The Cursed Child set to play London this summer. Much like it’s movie series, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child‘s full casting announcement has revealed those behind the scenes not only know how to best represent the world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts but our world itself as the world of Harry Potter will look much like our very own. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that full casting is now complete for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in London’s West End!
Producers of the new Harry Potter And The Cursed Child have announced casting for the highly anticipated production which includes a multicultural cast of 40 plus people! The show is set to begin previews in London June 7th before officially opening July 30th, 2016. The show is slated to play at London’s Palace Theatre (Pictured Right). The show has been a consistent media headline dominating the press from it’s very first announcement. The show has continued to make headlines, and also history, stacking up the largest advance for a single show in the West End’s history (£20 million in the first week of ticket sales alone). The show has extended its original booking period three times before reaching the current status it is at. The frenzy for Potter tickets began in October 2015 when the production first went on sale to advance purchasers, not even to the general public, selling out the show more than six months ahead of a rehearsal even slated to begin.
As previously reported, Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter with Noma Dumezwen starring as Hermione and Paul Thornley as Ron. The cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will include Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Christiana Hutchings, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Bili Keogh, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Tom Mackley, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen and Joshua Wyatt. The production also notes that seven children will alternate the role of two key roles in the show. Thank you to Manuel Harlan for his photo above left of the cast!
Luner Lowdown: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is one step closer to hitting the stage! The new show, arguably the most anticipated production in London’s new season, makes an excellent choice casting a large ensemble of multicultural actors. The choice not only follows in the movie’s footsteps (Pictured Right) but also continues a diversity on stage for London following an excellent year for the West End and different cultures on stage with productions like Bend It Like Beckham and In The Heights winning over audiences. I’m looking forward to learning more about the cast and the specific roles they will play which I am sure we will find out as time goes on. One step closer to the magic of Harry Potter returning to London once again.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Harry Potter And The Cursed Child prepares to strike magic in London once again but this time, on stage! We’re looking forward to learning even more about this production as rehearsals begin and actual performances hit the stage soon in London! For more information, visit Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’s Official Website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!