Critically acclaimed as the single most awarded play in history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally hitting Australian shores with preview performances beginning early next year on January 19th, exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
Producers have just announced the cast of 42 performers led by New Zealand actor Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley (a far cry from his work as Carl Williams in Underbelly) , Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus Potter, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William McKenna as Scorpius Malfoy.
Set 19 years after the final Harry Potter novel, a now adult Harry Potter prepares to send his young son Albus to Hogwarts. Whilst Harry must grapple with his tumultuous past, a young Albus must struggle with the weight of the family legacy.
Based on an original story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, John Tiffany will also be directing the Australian production and has said of the casting announcement:
“Our Cursed Child family has just got a whole lot bigger. Everyone involved in our show is so excited and proud to be working with this incredibly gifted new Australian company; during the casting process we saw an extraordinary breadth and range of talent from all across Australia and New Zealand and I think audiences are going to be blown away. I’ve worked in both Melbourne and Sydney a few times now and have always been inspired by the actors I’ve worked with – I can’t wait to see what they bring to the Cursed Child.”
Preview performances commence Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Tickets are now on sale via HarryPotterThePlay.com.
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