Get your wands and capes at the ready – though maybe leave your pointy hat at home for the sake of the person sat behind you – Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has been extended until August 2020 at the Palace Theatre.
The fourth West End Company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child includes Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Dominic Short as Albus Potter; Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley and Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley; and James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Lola Adaja, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Rachelle Diedericks, Blythe Duff, Antony Eden, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilbey, Elliot Grihault, Rosie Hilal, Joseph Horsford, Mia Hudson, William Lawlor, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ronnie Lee, Ryan J Mackay, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Barry McCarthy, Marcus McKinlay, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Duncan Shelton, Molly Shenker, Luke Sumner, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeleine Walker and Maddy Yates who make up a company of 42.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is based on an original story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is the most awarded new play in history – winning 24 major theatre awards in the UK including a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards!
The first piece of theatre in the Harry Potter canon, the story picks up 19 years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter is now the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic and his and Ginny’s younger son, Albus Severus Potter, is about to start at Hogwarts.
The story, told in two parts, follows the dangerous exploits of Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s son, as they misguidedly get sucked in to some precarious time travel. Involving not only this new generation of Hogwarts students, but the original characters all grown up, this story will appeal to anyone who’s ever picked up a Harry Potter book, or remembers watching one of the many films.
Tickets for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child are currently available on the production’s official website. For every performance there are over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.