"Harry Potter" Actor to Be Possessed in London Hand to God

News   "Harry Potter" Actor to Be Possessed in London Hand to God
 
Harry Melling, who appeared in the Harry Potter film franchise as Harry's viciously spoiled cousin Dudley, has been tapped to play Jason and his possessed puppet Tyrone in the 2016 London transfer of the 2015 Broadway comedy Hand to God, according to What's On Stage.

Harry Melling
Harry Melling

Melling will lead a cast that includes Olivier Award winner Janie Dee, Jemima Rooper (One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway), Neil Pearson and Kevin Mains.

Robert Askins' play about a hand puppet that comes to evil life will open at the Vaudeville Theatre Feb. 5, 2016. Tickets are not yet on sale. Moritz von Stuelpnagel will recreate his direction of the Tony Award-nominated show.

The New York Hand to God, starring Steven Boyer and currently co-starring Bob Saget, will play its final performance on Broadway Jan. 3, 2016. The production will have run nine months and 337 performances at the Booth Theatre.

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