“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage and the eighth story in the series, is extending its run at the Palace Theatre at London’s West End to 2025.
Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions have revealed a booking extension through to March 2, 2025 for the two-part production.
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In the play, 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on a new adventure – this time, joined by a new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Spells, a race through time, and a battle to stop mysterious forces follow.
The current cast comprises David Ricardo-Pearce as Harry Potter, Polly Frame playing Ginny Potter and Ellis Rae as their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge plays Ron Weasley with Jade Ogugua playing Hermione Granger along with Taneetrah Porter as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Steve John Shepherd plays Draco Malfoy, with Harry Acklowe as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
The annual “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” House Pride celebrations will continue this year on March 15, where audiences are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Hogwarts house – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw – costumes.
Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a play by Thorne, directed by Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan CDG and Lotte Hines CDG.
It has sold some 10 million tickets worldwide since its world premiere in London in July 2016 and holds 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including best new play and six Tony Awards including best new play. There are four productions running worldwide in London, New York, Hamburg and Tokyo, with a North American tour starting in September 2024 at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre.
Now in its eighth year, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has been seen by more than 1.6 million patrons at the Palace Theatre, home of the original production.
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