Backstage with Anthony Boyle

Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes us through a two show day at The Palace Theatre.

“About 12:30 I arrive at the theatre”

Anthony Boyle Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“We’re backstage at the theatre, about to go into the dressing room and say hello to Sam Clemmett”

Anthony Boyle & Sam Clemmett dressing room

 

“Every show day around 12:45 we do a company warm-up: stretching and breathing exercises”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child warm up

 

Part 1

“Before the half hour call I go to the wig department, where the lovely Cassie plays with my hair”

Anthony Boyle wigs- Harry potter and the Cursed Child

 

“In our dressing room doing some vocal warm-ups at the half hour call before Part One, Act One.”

anthony boyle vocal warm up

 

“On my way to the stage for Part One, Act One.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Stage sign

 

“I’m just excited about getting to show the world Scorpius and tell the story.”

L-R Sandy McDade (Trolley Witch), Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter) and the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Photo by Manuel Harlan

 

“Stage right is where we keep our wands”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wands

 

Part 2

“At the half hour call Sam and I will do another vocal warm-up in our dressing room”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child vocal warm up

 

“On my way to the stage for Part Two, Act Three”

“I’d see what Pottermore said about Malfoy Manor and wonder what it’d be like growing up there.”

Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) and Alex Price (Draco Malfoy); Photo by Manuel Harlan

 

“Scorpius is a joy to play. We’re different, but there’s a lot of him in me, like his want for fun.”

L-R Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter); Photo by Manuel Harlan

 

“We’ve just come off stage, shattered but elated”

“Now I’m going to go out and meet fans at the stage door”

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