Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is booking in London’s West End for 2021 – here’s all you need to know.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, hit West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series.
A synopsis of the show shares: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child West End theatre, booking and running time
The two-part show is currently playing at the Palace Theatre, London, booking through until 26 September 2021.
Part one runs for 2 hours 40 minutes while part two runs for 2 hours 35 minutes – both including a 20 minute interval.
Performances take place on Wednesday (Part 1: 2PM, Part 2: 7:30PM) Thursday & Friday (Parts 1 & 2: 7:30PM), Saturday (Part 1: 2PM, Part 2: 7:30PM) and Sunday (Part 1: 1PM, Part 2: 6:30PM).
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child West End cast 2021
The current cast is led by Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy, Rayxia Ojo as Rose, Dominic Short as Albus, and Jonathan Case as Scorpius.
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London cast is completed by Adrian Christopher, Antony Eden, Barry McCarthy, Blythe Duff, Callum Hudson, Craig Connolly, David Annen, David Mara, Duncan Shelton, Emma Brown, Emma-May Uden, Gordon Millar, Jim Fish, Kathryn Meisle, Katie Simons, Lola Adaja, Lucy Mangan, Luke Sumner, Madeleine Walker, Marcus McKinlay, Mark Theodore, Molly Shenker, Rachelle Diedericks, Robert Curtis, Ronnie Lee, Rosie Hilal, Ryan J Mackay, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Thomas Gilbey, Tim Dewberry, Tom Quinn Alexander, Toula Bet Brockett, Valerie Antwi, and William Lawlor.
The play 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, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe and casting by Julia Horan CDG.