Producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are delighted to confirm the cast of the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The Australian cast of 42 performers will be led by Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus Potter, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William McKenna as Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Iopu Auva’a, Damien Avery, Mike Bishop, Simon Chandler, Clare Chihambakwe, Louis Corbett, Gillian Cosgriff, Manali Datar, Mark Dickinson, Lyndall Grant, George Henare, Soren Jensen, Hamish Johnston, Madeleine Jones, Amanda LaBonté, Debra Lawrance, Kuda Mapeza, Kirsty Marillier, Cle Morgan, James O’Connell, David Paterson, John Shearman, David Simes, Hayden Spencer, Slone Sudiro, Connor Sweeney, Jessica Vickers and Hannah Waterman playing a variety of characters. The cast will also include seven children who will alternate two roles.
L-R: Tom Wren (Draco Malfoy), Gareth Reeves (Harry Potter), Lucy Goleby (Ginny Weasley), Sean Rees-Wemyss (Albus Potter), William McKenna (Scorpius Malfoy), Paula Arundell (Hermione Granger), Gyton Grantley (Ron Weasley).
Director John Tiffany said: “Our Cursed Child family has just got a whole lot bigger. Everyone involved in our show is so excited and proud to be working with this incredibly gifted new Australian company; during the casting process we saw an extraordinary breadth and range of talent from all across Australia and New Zealand and I think audiences are going to be blown away. I’ve worked in both Melbourne and Sydney a few times now and have always been inspired by the actors I’ve worked with – I can’t wait to see what they bring to the Cursed Child.”
The record-breaking theatrical event will open exclusively in Melbourne with preview performances from January 2019 at the Princess Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.