"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" marked its seven-year milestone at the Palace Theatre in London on July 30, 2023. Since the inaugural preview in 2016, this acclaimed two-part original production has attracted over 1.5 million audience members from 146 countries. To date, the 42-member London cast has performed 1,149 combined shows of both parts, equating to 5,457 hours on stage.
Every performance of both parts features 560 costumes and 100 wigs, bringing to life the vibrant characters of the Harry Potter universe. Additionally, 42 wands have been used to cast a staggering 57,450 spells over seven years. Backstage, a team of 53 staff utilize 1,200 lighting cues and 660 sound cues to craft the perfect ambiance.
The story continues 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione's victorious battle. In this novel adventure, they're accompanied by a fresh generation of students from the renowned Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Audiences can expect a spectacular array of spells, a thrilling time-traveling journey, and an epic fight against enigmatic forces that puts the future in the balance. The narrative unfolds with various unexpected twists, and viewers are cautioned to "Keep The Secrets!"
The current London ensemble includes Sam Crane as Harry Potter, Frances Grey as Ginny Potter, Thomas Grant as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Grace Wylde as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy, and Adam Wadsworth as Scorpius Malfoy.
The principal cast is supported by a myriad of talented actors and actresses. They are 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, David Mara, James McGregor, Kathryn Meisle, Gigi Noel-King, Melaina Pecorini, Niamh Perry, Ruchi Rai, Ian Redford, Rosalind Steele, Tom Storey, Joshua Talbot, Susan Vidler and Wreh-asha Walton. Completing the company are Benedict Archer, Hector Baldwin, Chloe Grant, Honor Hastings, Harry Munson, Delilah O’Riordan, and Jude Parry, who rotate through two roles for children.