London Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Welcomes New Principal Cast, Including Jamie Ballard in Title Role

London News   London Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Welcomes New Principal Cast, Including Jamie Ballard in Title Role
The new cast members begin performances May 23 at the West End's Palace Theatre.
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Susie Trayling, Joe Idris-Roberts, and Jamie Ballard Charlie Gray

The third West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts performances at the Palace Theatre May 23; the current company took their final bows May 20.

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James Howard and Jonathan Case Charlie Gray

Joining the production are Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Joe Idris-Roberts as Albus, and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy. Company member Nicola Alexis steps into the role of Hermione Granger.

Continuing in their roles are Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley, and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.

Rounding out the cast are Rosemary Annabella, David Annen, Jordan Bamford, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, April Hughes, Martin Johnston, Gareth Kennerley, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ryan J Mackay, David Mara, Dylan Mason, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, James McGregor, Annette McLaughlin, Tom Peters, James Phoon, Eve Ponsonby, Kate Russell-Smith, Sinéad Sharkey, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Mark Theodore, and Joshua Wyatt.


The show recently released a further allocation of tickets for sale for performances from January 16, 2019, through April . Tickets are priced from £15 per part, and for every performance there are over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The acclaimed production received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London. The Broadway production recently opened at the Lyric Theatre, and in early 2019 the Australian production will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

The Jack Thorne-penned play is based on an original new story by series author J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and Thorne.

(Updated May 23, 2018)

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