Harry Potter and the Cursed Child West End reopening date confirmed

The West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is to reopen in October 2021.

The show has been closed since March last year due to the pandemic.

Now producers have announced that performances will be resuming from 14 October 2021.

The returning cast will include Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger and Phoenix Edwards as Rose Granger-Weasley.

They’ll be joined by James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Scorpius Malfoy as Luke Sumner with further casting to be confirmed.

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: “Re-opening Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two in the West End and being part of the return of British Theatre makes us both happy and proud. To be back at the original home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the mothership – with our incredibly talented and committed company and welcoming back our audiences after such a devastating and prolonged closure will be emotional and thrilling for all of us.

“The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2016 at London’s Palace Theatre was such an extraordinary, historic moment in British theatre and it was just the beginning of the most incredible and unexpected journey for our show. It’s an exceptional local and global success story and we are so grateful to everyone who has come along for the ride, particularly those who will see us re-open in October.

“We would like to thank all of our audience members and ticket holders for the unwavering loyalty, passion and love they have poured into our show. This has helped keep our spirits going and our industry alive these past months. We are incredibly excited to bring the original, record-breaking, two-part play event back to London with this chapter promising to be just as astonishing as when we first opened – if not more so – as we will never again take for granted live theatre and the shared experience. It’s an absolute privilege and honour to say we’ll see you soon.”

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.

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The two-part show plays at the Palace Theatre, London.

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