Producers Sonia Friedman ,Colin Callender and Michael Cassel are thrilled to announce new cast members joining the multi-award-winning theatrical event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Joining the company are: Green Room Award-winner Natasha Herbet as Dolores Umbridge, Torres Strait-Islander, former professional rugby league player and Wagadagam man Michael Bani as Bane, NIDA and VCA graduate Aisha Aidara making her professional debut as Rose Granger-Weasely and Melbourne-based actor Ben Walter who will assume the role of Albus Potter.
Also joining the production are Gabriella Barbagallo, Luke Clayson, Axel Duffy, Katie-Jean Harding, Matt Holly, Abdul Muhaimin, Harrison Riley, Tom Russell and David Spencer.
New cast members are now in rehearshals, ahead of their first performacnes with the company on Wednesday 26 May 2021.
Continuing in their roles are Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley as Ron Weasley, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy, and Nyx Calder as Scorpius Malfoy.
The company of 42 performers is completed by Lucy Ansell, Alexander Artemov, Damien Avery, Jai Bacak, Bonnie Barlow, Mike Bishop, Clare Chihambakwe, Gillian Cosgriff, Hannah Fredericksen, Lyndall Grant, George Henare, Soren Jensen, Debra Lawrance, Monet Lewis, James O’Connell, David Ross Paterson, Naomi Rukavina, John Shearman, Liam Smith, Connor Sweeney, Archie Thomson, Jessica Vickers and Mackenzie Vokes.
The Australian company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Potter Family.
L-R: Ben Walter, Lucy Goleby and Gareth Reeves. Photographer: Jim Lee
The Australian company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Granger-Weasley Family.
L-R: Michael Whalley, Aisha Aidara and Paula Arundell. Photographer: Jim Lee
Natasha Herbert joins the Australian company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Photographer: Jim Lee
Michael Bani joins the Australian company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Photographer: Jim Lee