London production of ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ releases family portraits of the new cast

Producers have launched a first set of images featuring both the remaining and newcoming actors, through a gallery of pictures both in rehearsal and in character. Featuring spectacular special effects and backed by a record of over 60 international awards, the play revolves an unexpected twist of events concerning one of Harry’s worst enemies and his own son.

“Family… Whatever yeh say, blood’s important. . . .”. We can’t really say if Hagrid was right or wrong about that (except when it comes to a Slytherin, that is), but what we can confirm is that there’s a new set of bloodlines arriving at Hogwarts this month. Today, the producers of the multi-awarded play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child have launched the new pictures of its upcoming leading cast. Gathering the three main wizard families from J.K. Rowling’s universe (Potter, Weasley-Granger and Malfoy), it is audience’s first chance to ge to see not only the actors in rehearsal, but also in character through a gallery of portraits on the set of West End’s Palace Theatre.

Sam Crane plays Harry Potter, with Frances Grey as Ginny Potter and Thomas Grant in the role of their son ,Albus, while Thomas Aldridge and Michelle Gayle continue as Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and Grace Wylde plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. James Howard, on the other hand, carries on as Draco Malfoy, while Adam Wadsworth plays the part of his son, Scorpius. They will be joined by Gabriel Akamo, Troy Alexander, Harry Ames, David Annen, Sue Appleby, Sabina Cameron, Phil Cheadle, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Iskandar Eaton, Lewis Edgar, Jack Gardner, Jemma Gould, Kelton Hoyland, April Hughes, Max Hutchinson, Emma Louise Jones, Tom Mackean and David Mara, among many others.

Written by Jack Thorne from a story penned by J.K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany (the latter serving also as the director), the play deals with a most unexpected twist of events, when Harry’s son, Albus, befriends his biggest school enemy’s son, Scorpius Malfoy. It will be spark triggering an explosion of adventures, spells, battles and, overall, magic beyond the scene. Featuring spectacular special effects (credit to Jamie Harrison), The Cursed Child has sold over 5 million tickets worldwide since its world premiere in London in July 2016 and holds a record 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child plays at London’s Palace Theatre on Wednesdays and from Friday to Sunday. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Názara

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