VIDEO: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Melbourne Cast Takes First Bows Upon Reopening

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is led by Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley as Ron Weasley, and more!

The Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reopened officially yesterday, February 25, 2021.

Check out a video below of the cast taking their bows at their first performance back on stage!

The production had previously closed on March 16 due to the health crisis, and remained suspended until December, when it was announced that performances were set to resume on February 25.

Performances resume with COVID-19 safety measures in place, including a reduced 85% audience capacity. Cast and crew are also subject to strict sanitization procedures, weekly mandatory COVID-19 testing, and required mask-wearing when not in costume, in makeup, or onstage. Check out a video of the theatre group explaining its safety measures here.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is led by Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Michael Whalley as Ron Weasley, Manali Datar as Rose Granger-Weasley, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy, and Nyx Calder as Scorpius Malfoy.

The company of 42 performers is completed by Lucy Ansell, Alexander Artemov, Iopu Auva'a, Damien Avery, Jai Bacak, Bonnie Barlow, Mike Bishop, Simon Chandler, Clare Chihambakwe, Louis Corbett, Gillian Cosgriff, Hannah Fredericksen, Helen Howard, Lyndall Grant, George Henare, Soren Jensen, Hamish Johnston, Amanda LaBonté, Debra Lawrance, Monet Lewis, Kuda Mapeza, James O'Connell, David Ross Paterson, Naomi Rukavina, John Shearman, David Simes, Liam Smith, Hayden Spencer, Slone Sudiro, Connor Sweeney, Archie Thomson, Jessica Vickers and Mackenzie Vokes.

The Australian production officially opened with a magical red carpet performance on Saturday 23 February, 2019. Melbourne was the third city worldwide to welcome Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, after London and New York. It will unequivocally not play any other city in Australia.



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