Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

With  rehearsals starting, the full cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been announced.

Producer Sonia Friedman has posted the official announcement on her site today. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child rehearsals have officially begun and casting for all the roles is complete.

The casting for the top three roles, that of Harry, Hermione and Ron, were announced back in December. Now we know the cast that will be joining Jaime Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornely, who will be filling those roles respectively. They are:

Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Christiana Hutchings, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Bili Keogh, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen and Joshua Wyatt who complete the casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.   The 42 strong company (including seven children who will alternate two roles) will be playing a variety of characters.  

And for those who care about the tech:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison, music supervision by Martin Lowe and casting by Julia Horan.

Unfortunately, we do not know what roles are being played by who. What is very obvious is the amount of adults there are to a single row of children. And note the fact that some of those children are alternating playing the roles due to age. For those of us who were trying to figure out if this was directly 19 years later, or more like 25 years later, not knowing which kids are pl;aying who is a little disappointing. But with so few children, it is suggestive that there will actually not be all that many scenes at Hogwarts and that the show will in fact be far mnore focused on Harry and Ginny and their home life than on the next generation.

Also as part of the announcement:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today also confirms the dates for its special access performances.  On 18 January 2017 the matinee (Part One) and evening performance (Part Two) will be captioned and on 4 February 2017 both the matinee (Part One) and evening performance (Part Two) will be audio described.   These performances will go on sale on Monday 29 February 2016.  To book access performances, please call 0330 333 4410 (please note, there are no general ticket sales on this number) or email CursedChildAccess@nimaxtheatres.com, which are also contact details for patrons with physical access needs.  Further special access performances will be confirmed at a later date.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child goes into previews this coming May and opens fully on July 30th, 2016. Check out more on the cast at the official website.