New Casting Announced for West End Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

London News   New Casting Announced for West End Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Jamie Glover will take over as Harry Potter beginning May 24.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child HR

The original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will bow out May 21, with a new company taking over from May 24 at the Palace Theatre. It will be led by Jamie Glover as Harry Potter, with Emma Lowndes as his wife Ginny Potter and Theo Ancient as their son, Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge will play Ron Weasley with Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be James Howard with Samuel Blenkin as his son, Scorpius Malfoy.

They are joined by new cast members David Annen, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, Rupert Henderson, Elizabeth Hill, April Hughes, James McGregor, Sarah Miele, Jordan Paris, James Phoon, Henry Rundle, Ged Simmons, Mark Theodore, Gideon Turner, and Ed White. Original cast members Nicola Alexis, Rosemary Annabella, Phoebe Austen, Annabel Baldwin, Jabez Cheeseman, Morag Cross, Esme Grace, Lowri James, Martin Johnston, Alfred Jones, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Tom Mackley, Harrison Noble, Ben Roberts, Nuno Silva, Hope Sizer, and Joshua Wyatt complete the 42-member company.

Glover’s theatre credits include Noises Off at the Old Vic and Novello Theatre in the West End, The Chalk Garden for the Donmar Warehouse, The Novice for the Almeida Theatre, and The Invention of Love at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. For the Royal Shakespeare Company, his credits include All’s Well That Ends Well, The Roman Actor, and Edward III. On film his credits include These Foolish Things, Sacred Life, and Age of Treason. On TV he is best known for playing Andrew Treneman in Waterloo Road and James Lacey in Agatha Raisin.

Lowndes is best known for her TV roles as Bella Gregson in Cranford, Mary Rivers in Jane Eyre, and Margie Drewe in Downton Abbey. She will soon be seen as Carla Davis in Channel 4’s The Trial. Stage credits include Children of the Sun and Thérèse Raquin for the National Theatre.

Ancient trained at RADA and will make his professional stage debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Aldridge is currently appearing in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Other stage credits include Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew for the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, and High Society at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Ayola's previous theatre credits include King Lear at the Royal Exchange Theatre, where she played Goneril, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Apollo Theatre, Dido Queen of Carthage for the Globe Theatre, and The Winter’s Tale for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Aluko and Howard are both original members of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child company. Blenkin trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also makes his professional stage debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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