Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Announce New Cast

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Announce New Cast

Earlier this year Melbourne's production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child was the first production of the show to return to the stage worldwide in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The production is now welcoming new cast members as it continues its quest to bring magic to Australian audiences. 

Joining the 42 piece cast of the production are: Green Room Award-winner Natasha Herbet (Dolores Umbridge), Torres Strait-Islander, former professional rugby league player and Wagadagam man Michael Bani (Bane), NIDA and VCA graduate Aisha Aidara making her professional debut (Rose Granger-Weasely) and Melbourne-based actor Ben Walter (Albus Potter).

Also joining the production are Gabriella Barbagallo, Luke Clayson, Axel Duffy, Katie-Jean Harding, Matt Holly, Abdul Muhaimin, Harrison Riley, Tom Russel and David Spencer.

Continuing in their roles are Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter (as pictured below) , Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley as Ron Weasley, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy, and Nyx Calder as Scorpius Malfoy.

The new cast are currently in rehearsals with their first performance sate set as the 26th May.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. International Casting Consultant is Jim Carnahan (CSA) and Australian casting by Janine Snape (CGA). Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Both parts of the play are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

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