Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now playing at the Palace Theatre.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, the play brings together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.

Featuring a cast of over 40, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is booking from 21 July 2021 until 26 September 2021 at the Palace Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

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.

Who’s in it? The Cast

The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comprises 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), Rayxia Ojo (as Rose Granger Weasley), James Howard (as Draco Malfoy) and Jonathan Case (as Scorpius Malfoy).

The cast is completed by Lola Adaja, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Rachelle Diedricks, Blythe Duff, Antony Eden, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilbey, Elliot Grihault, Rosie Hilal, Joseph Horsford, Mia Hudson, William Lawlor, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ronnie Lee, Ryan J Mackay, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Barry McCarthy, Marcus McKinlay, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Duncan Shelton, Molly Shenker, Luke Sumner, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeleine Walker and Maddy Yates.

Why is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child presented in two parts?

In order to allow audiences to immerse themselves into the magical adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play that is presented in two Parts.

Audiences are encouraged to see both Parts on the same day (Part One in the afternoon and Part Two in the evening), or on two consecutive evenings.

Creative Team

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs 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 and musical supervision by Martin Lowe.

The production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.


★★★★ “It’s a triumph…it grips, it stirs, it delights.” Telegraph
★★★★ “this spell-binding play is utterly theatrical” Guardian
★★★★ “Harry Potter’s epic West End adventure is pure magic” Time Out
★★★★★ “It could prove to be one of the most influential theatre works of the century” The Stage

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Important Notes

Part One: Two Hours and 45 Minutes

Part Two: Two Hours and 35 Minutes

Theatre Information

Palace Theatre
Address: 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1V 8AY
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Ticket Information

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