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Sarah Afful
Sarah Afful Hermione Granger
Sarah Afful

Sara has graced some of Canada’s biggest stages. A Dora nominated Jessie Award winning actor, Sarah has spent six seasons at the Stratford Festival, as Viola in Twelfth Night, Ann in All My Sons and Helena and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Chamber Play, directed by Peter Sellars. Sarah has starred in Obsidian’s production of Hang and as Orlando in Soulpepper’s Orlando, for which she was nominated for a Dora award for most outstanding performance. Most recently she performed in Crow’s Theatre’s Julius Caesar playing Calpurina and Octavius, and Stevie Wonder in Musical Stage Company’s UnCovered Stevie Wonder and Prince. Sarah is overjoyed to be a part of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Getting to play Hermione is a dream come true.

Kaleb Alexander
Kaleb Alexander
Kaleb Alexander

Theatre includes Charley’s Aunt, Trouble in Mind (Shaw Festival), Passover, Venus’ Daugh-ter, Dirty Butterfly (Obsidian Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet (Canadian Stage), The Living, Marquise of O (SummerWorks Festival), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre), The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (National Arts Centre). Film & Television includes Cabin Connection (Super Channel), Death She Wrote, Rule Book of Love (Champlain Media), 12 Monkeys (SyFy), Nikita (CW).

Thomas Mitchell Barnet
Thomas Mitchell Barnet Scorpius
Thomas Mitchell Barnet

Thomas is an actor and musician based in Toronto, Ontario. His theatre credits include: Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Love (Stratford Festival), and True Love Lies (Citadel Theatre). TV credits include: Wayne (Youtube Red), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), and most recently Sam on Locke and Key (Netflix). He is a graduate of the National Theatre School and the Birmingham Conservatory. For Mom, Dad, Halley, Frankie, Emma, and Jacob.

Nick Boegel
Nick Boegel
Nick Boegel

Nick Boegel is making his Mirvish debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and he couldn’t be more excited to be joining this incredible cast of Canadian wizards! Nick is a multi-disciplinary artist from North Bay, Ontario (territory of Nipissing First Nation), and a recent graduate of the Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. THEATRE: A Night on Jewish Broadway (Olive Branch Theatre), Ride The Cyclone(Theatre Sheridan), Living The Dream (CMTP). FILM/TV: Stargaze, Tribe, Christmas Inheritance, Letterkenny.

Kevin Bundy
Kevin Bundy
Kevin Bundy

Recent theatre credits include: Never Not Once (Theatre Aquarius), The Candidate/The Party (Citadel Theatre); The Wars, Chariots of Fire (Grand Theatre); Sequence (Tarragon); seven seasons at The Shaw Festival, five seasons at Stratford and over 20 productions with the Soulpepper Theatre Company. Kevin recently performed as the Narrator in Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s Western Canadian tour of Circle of Creation. TV credits include recent appearances on Kim’s Convenience, Saving Hope, Designated Survivor, and the feature film Through Black Spruce. Kevin can be seen on the upcoming series Grand Army.

Michael Chiem
Michael Chiem
Michael Chiem

Michael studied theatre in Montreal at The National Theatre School of Canada. Proudly Calgarian, he loves the mountains, but finds himself happy in Toronto developing his acting career. He’s been fortunate enough to do a few theatre productions in Toronto, one of which earned him (and the cast) a Dora Award* win for Best Ensemble. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience. Theatre credits: Casimir and Caroline* – The Howland Company, Asking For It – Thousand Islands Playhouse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare in Action, As You Like It – Shakespeare BASH’d, Now We Are – 2b Theatre Company.

Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford

Recent acting credits include: The Outsider (Stage West Calgary), Bed and Breakfast (Arts Club, Blyth, Globe, GCTC, Belfry, Centaur), Ed’s Garage (Port Stanley), Prairie Nurse (Factory/Thousand Islands Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick),Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale (Groundling). Also one of Canada’s most popular playwrights, Mark is the author of Stag and Doe; Bed and Breakfast; The Birds and the Bees; Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures; and The New Canadian Curling Club. His plays have been produced across the country and internationally, and are published by Scirocco Drama. Mark grew up on his family’s farm near Glencoe, Ontario, studied theatre at University of Toronto and Sheridan College, and now lives in Stratford.

Raquel Duffy
Raquel Duffy
Raquel Duffy

Select plays with Soulpepper Theatre Company include The Seagull, Wedding at Aulis, Rose, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Animal Farm, Of Human Bondage, Spoon River, Alligator Pie, It’s a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, The 39 Steps, The Just, The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, Idiot’s Delight, Angels in America, Tartuffe. Other theatres include Theatre Aquarius, Tarragon Theatre, Stratford Festival, Neptune Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, and the Charlottetown Festival. Raquel has received one Dora Award and 8 Dora nominations. Recent television includes Reacher and Most Dangerous Game.

Sara Farb
Sara Farb
Sara Farb

“Delphi” in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway); five seasons at The Stratford Festival with shows including Romeo and Juliet, A Little Night Music, Anne Frank, King Lear, world premieres of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial; Fun Home (Musical Stage Company/Mirvish — Dora nom); Canadian premiere of The Humans (Canadian Stage/Citadel), Next to Normal (Tarragon Theatre & Theatre Calgary/Citadel); R-E-B-E- C-C-A (playwright and performer, Theatre Passe Muraille). Sara is the bookwriter for Kelly v. Kelly, which she wrote with Britta Johnson (music and lyrics) and which had its world premiere in Toronto in 2020 with the Canadian Stage and Musical Stage Companies. She is also the bookwriter for Bremen Rock City, co-written with Colleen Dauncey (music) and Akiva Romer Segal (lyrics).

Bryce Fletch
Bryce Fletch
Bryce Fletch

Bryce is thrilled to be apart of the first Toronto company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He is an actor, writer, storyteller, and poet. Training: Sheridan College, Queens University, and George Brown‘s Acting Conservatory. Some theatre credits include Goodbye Paris (Canadian Premiere), A Little Night Music (Dan School), Turtleneck (emerGENce Theatre), Adventure Island (Theatre by the Bay), and Like a Kite (NNPF). You can connect with him on social media @BryceSFletch and on YouTube at Bryce Fletch.

Simon Gagnon
Simon Gagnon
Simon Gagnon

Born and raised in New Brunswick, Simon has now called Toronto home for the last couple of years. Selected theatre credits include: Antigone: 方 (Dora nomination for best ensemble), A Million Billion Pieces (Young People’s Theatre), Prairie Nurse (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Rose’s Clothes (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Jessie Reyez: One Night Only (Jessie Reyez/Redbull Music), The Rover, The Threepenny Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre School of Canada). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Queen’s University. Social: @gagnonsmo

Raylene Harewood
Raylene Harewood
Raylene Harewood

Raylene is a Canadian actor who has been working in the industry for nearly 10 years. She is a graduate of Studio 58’s three year acting program and has since worked in film & television and theatre. Raylene has been on stages in Winnipeg, Vancouver and now Toronto. She has also had supporting lead, recurring guest and guest star roles in multiple television programs. Two of her favourite theatre credits are “Lil Inez” in Rainbow Stage’s 2011 production of Hairspray and “Lydia Bennet” in the Arts Club’s 2016 production of Pride and Prejudice. This Hufflepuff is incredibly grateful this opportunity. Enjoy the magic!

Wychita Henricks
Wychita Henricks
Wychita Henricks

Mirvish debut. Other credits include: American Idiot, Let It Be (Stephenville Theatre Festival), Nine, Cabaret, Guys & Dolls (Theatre Sheridan), RENT, Sunday In The Park With George (OKTC Alumni). Training: Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Class of 2020. A lifelong Slytherin, Wychita is incredibly grateful to be making his swing debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He would like to thank his family for their incredible support, and all the people who continue to believe in him as he fulfills his dreams.

Brad Hodder
Brad Hodder Draco Malfoy
Brad Hodder

THEATRE: 8 seasons at the Stratford Festival including An Ideal Husband, Shakespeare in Love, She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear & Othello; The Virgin Trial (Soulpepper); Hail (RCAT); Pride & Prejudice (Grand Theatre); Fear of Flight (Artistic Fraud); Pains of Youth (c2c) FILM & TELEVISION: Reign, Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above & Beyond DIRECTING: Fleeto, Oh, The Humanity, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide (Tiny Room); Henry IV:I, Caesar, Dream (Perchance), The Leisure Society, Autobahn, Stendhal Syndrome (c2c). Associate Director: Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Lear (Groundling) Assistant Director: The Crucible (Stratford) TRAINING: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta; Birmingham Conservatory; Michael Langham Workshop.

Asha James
Asha James
Asha James

Asha James is absolutely thrilled to be making her Mirvish Productions debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In December 2013 she was fortunate to see their production of Aladdin. Today she feels truly blessed to be able to perform on the very same stage that opened her eyes to how magical theatre can be. She is a graduate of York University’s Acting Conservatory program. Her past credits include: Theory(Tarragon Theatre), In The Next Room (Redwit Theatre), The Simurgh Project(TMAC), Dido Queen of Carthage(Peter Hinton), Deportation Cast(Keira Loughran), Post National(Ross Manson). TV: Titans, In the Dark, Grand Army and American Gods.

Mandy Keating
Mandy Keating
Mandy Keating

Mandy was born and raised in Winnipeg. She began dancing at age 3 and hasn’t stopped since! At Shelley Shearer School of Dance, she trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap. Mandy later joined community crews, Un1te and Sikat, to further her knowledge in Hip Hop fundamental styles, popping, locking, house, and waacking. Mandy competed in many Canadian and International competitions. After completing her nursing degree, Mandy moved to Toronto in 2014 to pursue her dance career. She has since learned from and worked alongside many talented Toronto artists. Mandy’s live performances include Choreographer’s Ball, Fever after Dark, Pan Am Games and WE Day. Mandy’s film credits include Disney’s Zombies and Zombies 2. Mandy is a huge Harry Potter fan! She has reread the books countless times and is honoured to make her first theatre appearance with this cast and production!

Luke Kimball
Luke Kimball Albus Potter
Luke Kimball

Luke is a recent graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School and is so grateful to be making his Mirvish debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Recent credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night (Festival Players of PEC); Hamlet, Pygmalion, Love’s Labour’s Lost, SOAP, I Can See Light Now (RTS). Luke would certainly not have this dream job without the monumental love and support of Elena, Izzi, Aidan, Tash, Dylan, Monika, and his parents! Luke extends huge thanks to all his mentors, especially his high school teacher, Jeff Gruich, whose support meant the world to a young aspiring actor.

Hailey Lewis
Hailey Lewis Rose Granger-Weasley
Hailey Lewis

Hailey is an Afro-Canadian triple-threat artist who hails from Burlington, Ontario which sits on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. She is honoured to be making her Mirvish debut, as Rose and is excited to jump into the fabulous world of magic! Hailey truly believes in giving back to all communities, by inspiring others and spreading love and light and as always: thanks her agency, her friends and most importantly, her family for their on-going support and love.

Trish Lindstrom
Trish Lindstrom Ginny Potter
Trish Lindstrom

Selected theatre: “Girl” in Once (Mirvish/Dora Award, Toronto Theatre Critics Award); World Premieres of: Life After (Musical Stage Company/Young St Theatricals/Canadian Stage), The Wed-ding Party (Crow’s/TIFT/NAC); Summer (First US National Tour); Mother Night (59E59); If Sand Were Stone (NYMF Award); As You Like It, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Chamber Play, The Tempest (with Christopher Plummer), Cabaret, The Miracle Worker (Stratford Festival); The Crucible, The Cassillis Engagement, Gypsy, The Plough and the Stars (Shaw Festival); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland, Dora nomina-tion); Mimi (Tarragon, Dora nomination). As photographer: @lindstromtrish, www.trishlindstrom.org

Lucas Meeuse
Lucas Meeuse
Lucas Meeuse

Lucas is making his Mirvish Debut in HPATCC! Most recently, Lucas has been working as a host, actor, writer, director and producer for TVOKids, working in-house on That TVOKids Show and The Space. Film/TV: Odd Squad, Odd Squad Mobile Unit (PBS/TVO), Rabid (Back40), Incorporated (CBS), Warehouse13 (SyFy). He has performed at theatres all over the country including, the National Arts Centre, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Neptune, Segal Centre, Drayton Entertainment, Persephone, Theatre New Brunswick, and more. @lucasmeeuse

Miranda Meijer
Miranda Meijer
Miranda Meijer

Miranda is honoured and ecstatic to be making her Mirvish debut as a part of this incredible team of witches and wizards – it truly feels like she received her letter to Hogwarts. Her performance career began in 2011 when she moved from Victoria, BC to Toronto to attend X University. She graduated in 2015 with an Honours BFA and began dancing and choreographing for companies around Toronto. She has toured numerous productions across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia with Corpus Dance Projects. Miranda also has a love for Brazilian Samba, performing for many years with Dance Migration. In 2020 she began training towards her long-time passion of massage therapy at the Sutherland-Chan School, though she has had to put that on hold to embrace her Slytherin side. Enormous thank yous to my friends and family for your support and excitement through this unbelievable journey. Mum, Dad, Meg and Jack, I would not be here without you. I hope this show is as special for you as it is for me!

Kyle Orzech
Kyle Orzech
Kyle Orzech

A loyal Hufflepuff, Kyle is over the moon to be part of such an amazing cast exploring the realm of Harry Potter together. Other favorite theatre credits include: “Leo” in The Divine (Shaw Festival), Arcadia (Shaw Festival/Mirvish), Under the Stairs, Blue Planet (Young People’s Theatre), Theory (Tarragon Theatre), IfI Were You (Theatre Aquarius), Mrs Warren’s Profession (Classical Theatre Festival), Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct – Dora Award for TYA Best Ensemble, Production), Jesus Christ Superstar (YES Theatre) and My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish). Special love and gratitude go out to Sandie, Yanick and Raymond, and to his wonderful and supportive friends and family who have always made life an adventure.

Andy Pogson
Andy Pogson
Andy Pogson

Andy is very excited to be a part of this magical adventure. He is lucky to have been able to work across Canada in theatre and film for the last 20 years.
Some of his favourite credits include: Ed’s Garage and Halfway There (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare Bash’d), Five Alarm (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Cracked: A New Light on Dementia (Possible Arts), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Northwest), I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Drayton Entertainment), Calendar Girls (Grand Theatre),Macbeth (Driftwood Theatre), The Odyssey (Driftwood Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre By The Bay), Leading Ladies (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia), Noises Off (Theatre Aquarius), The Tempest (Festival of Classics), Tempest-Tost, Twelfth Night, The Diary of Anne Frank and Elizabeth Rex (Stratford Festival). He has also appeared in various films, commercials, and on your TV in shows like Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake, Saving Hope, Flashpoint, The Girlfriend Experience, Reign and Mayday. He makes his home in Stratford with his wife and daughter and he loves to pickle things. Huge thanks goes to Kevin at Fountainhead, his family for their support, and as always love to Dana and Audrey.

Gregory Prest
Gregory Prest Ron Weasley
Gregory Prest

Theatre credits include: 12 seasons with Soulpepper Theatre including A Streetcar Named Desire, August: Osage County, Bed & Breakfast, La Bête, Of Human Bondage, Spoon River, Father Comes Home From the Wars, Angels in America, Alligator Pie, Ghosts,Long Day’s Journey Into Night; shows with Necessary Angel, Crow’s, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, YPT, Canadian Opera Company. Directing credits include: Rose: A New Musical (Dora Award, Best Direction), Hosanna, The Heidi Chronicles (Soulpepper); Punk Rock (Howland Company); Fish Eyes (TPM, The Other Festival – Chennai, India). Recipient of 3 Dora Awards and a graduate of the National Theatre School and the Soulpepper Academy.

Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid

Fiona is one of Canada’s best known stage actors, having performed in theatres across Canada, Great Britain and the US, including five seasons with the Stratford Festival and twelve seasons at the Shaw Festival, as well as theatres in Great Britain and the U.S. She is a recipient of the ACTRA Award of Excellence (2010), Order of Canada (2007), the Toronto Life Women of Distinction Award (2006), the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award (2008), and the Toronto Critics Award (2015). Her film credits include “My Big Fat Greek Wedding (1&2)” and ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife”. Currently Fiona is appearing in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, and will be joining the Toronto production of the show in 2020.

Katie Ryerson
Katie Ryerson
Katie Ryerson

Katie is thrilled to be making her Mirvish debut. This Slytherin has originated characters in six Canadian Premieres, including GLORY (Western Canada Theatre & Alberta Theatre Projects, Western Canada Theatre National Tour), Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (National Arts Centre, CBC PlayMe Podcast), and Janet Wilson Meets the Queen (Great Canadian Theatre Company). Other credits include: Into the Woods (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Rocky Horror Show (The Capitol Theatre); Armstrong’s War (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Ordinary Days, The Drowning Girls (Great Canadian Theatre Company), The Wizard of Oz (The Globe), and five seasons with a Company of Fools. Katie has also lent her voice to several animated series and audiobooks. She holds a BFA with honours in Performance Acting from X University and completed the Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Training Program in 2017.

Yemie Sonuga
Yemie Sonuga
Yemie Sonuga

Yemie is a Nigerian, Canadian, and American, actor, model, coach, and writer. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. She has performed on stages across the globe. Broadway Tour: Disney’s The Lion King. The West End: Porgy & Bess, The Book of Mormon, Ghost the Musical (Original Cast, World Premiere, & Broadway Album), Mabel in Fame the Musical (Irish Tour). Canada: Jessica in Call it Love (Eclipse Theatre), Pandora in Blackout (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Company), The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary – World Premiere), The Full Monty (Mayfield). On Screne: The Olivier Awards, Jann (CTV/Hulu), The Boys (Amazon Studios). Voice Over: Ally Longergan in Next Stop (*her performance was recognized by Indiewire maga-zine). Yemie is also Lead Talent for Headstrong Meditation by Equinox, her medita-tions can be heard internationally on the EQX+ App. Keep up to date with Yemie; @yemiesonuga & www.yemiesonuga.com. Love to Mom, Dad, and Puppet x

Steven Sutcliffe
Steven Sutcliffe
Steven Sutcliffe

Steven has performed in theatres across Canada including the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Soulpepper,Arts Club Theatre,Theatre Calgary,Citadel Theatre,Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre,Grand Theatre,Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre and the Neptune Theatre. In the U.S. credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Goodman Theater, ACT Seattle,Long Wharf Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, L.A.Theater Works, New York City Center and Broadway. He is thrilled to be working again with Mirvish Productions.

Jennifer Thiessen
Jennifer Thiessen
Jennifer Thiessen

Originally from Sydney, Australia is proud to call Canada home. Fav performance credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock of Ages, Throughly Modern Millie, Elf; The Musical, Beauty and The Beast (Drayton Entertainment), West Side Story (Rainbow Stage), Singin’ in the Rain, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia (Capitol Theatre) Guys and Dolls (The Rev). She is honoured to be on this magical adventure with this talented team! Thanks to Geoff & Talent House and love to Brent. @jenniferclarethiessen

Brendan Wall
Brendan Wall
Brendan Wall

First: Dad to Finbar and Kilian and Husband to Mary Francis, xoxo. Second: For Mirvish: Once*, WarHorse. For Others: Pilot in Jesus Christ Superstar, Kronberg, Atlantic Blue, A Misfortune, and Spinning Yarns (Confederation Centre of the Arts); Of Human Bondage*, Marat/Sade. The Just, Incident at Vichy*, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cherry Orchard, Oh! What A Lovely War, Spoon River (Soulpepper); Paradise Square (BerkeleyRep); Warhorse (National Theatre/West End); Joni Mitchell: River, Real Estate (Grand Theatre); Death of a Salesman, Rainmaker (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Decker on Murdoch Mysteries, Gavin Crawford’s Wild Wild West, Suits, Degrassi, Orphan, Boondock Saint II, Hollywoodland, Chicago, Hairspray. Lots of bass playing and other stuff too, cheers.

Trevor White
Trevor White Harry Potter
Trevor White

Theatre includes: Building the Wall (Park), Thebes Land; On the Record (Arcola), Terrorism (Bush), Henry IV Part I & II; Coriolanus (RSC), The Machine (Donmar Warehouse/ Park Ave Armoury, NY), Purple Heart (Gate), A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Apollo – West End), Twisted Tales (Lyric Hammersmith), Red Bud; Aunt Dan and Lemon (Royal Court), Macbeth (Regent’s Park), Enron (West End/Royal Court/Chichester), Lucky You (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh), On the Piste (Birmingham Rep), House (Finborough), Double Indemnity; Polygraph (Nottingham Playhouse), Problem Child (New End Theatre), Pericles (Bard on the Beach), Oleanna (Brockley Jack).

TV includes: Industry, I Hate Suzie, En El Corredor de la Muerte, Doctor Who, Counterpart, The Durrells, SS-GB, X-Company, Hunted, Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story, Episodes, Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War, Moonshot, Bonekickers, House of Saddam, Judge John Deed, Saddam’s Tribe, 9/11: The Twin Towers, The Line of Beauty, The Path to 9/11, Ultimate Force, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Strange Frequency, Beggars & Choosers, Millennium, DaVinci’s Inquest, Outer Limits, Viper, In the Doghouse, Madison, The Sentinel, Kidnapping in the Family.

Film includes: Tornare, Mainstream, Rare Beasts, American Assassin, Anchor and Hope, Jason Bourne, Mad to be Normal, Tad The Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, Astral, Burton & Taylor, World War Z, The Dark Knight Rises, The Whistleblower, A Summer in Genova, The Dark Knight: Gotham Tonight, Echelon Conspiracy, Agent Crush, Mindhunters, Die Another Day, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Epicenter, Saving Grace.

David D’Lancy Wilson
David D’Lancy Wilson
David D’Lancy Wilson

David feels truly blessed to be a part of Harry Potter and the world of wizarding! David’s theatre credits include the roles of Seaweed in Hairspray (ACC St. John’s), King in Reefer Madness (Toronto Fringe), and tv roles on Heroes Reborn (NBC), The Strain (FX), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), V-Wars (Netflix), and Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime). Special thanks to the cast and crew of Harry Potter. Gratitude to family and friends for their continued love and support. Instagram: @dwiilson

Kyle Wong
Kyle Wong
Kyle Wong

Kyle is a Dancer/Aerialist, born and raised in Richmond Hill, ON. Kyle started dancing at the age of 14, training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop. After graduating from University of Waterloo studying Kinesiology, Kyle decided to take a year off to pursue dance and travel the world. Since then, Kyle has performed with Royal Caribbean cruise lines on the largest cruise ships in the world in their iconic Two70 and Aqua Theatre.

Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright

Shawn’s credits include: Stratford Festival (15 productions), Shaw Festival (13 productions), Jersey Boys (Original Toronto cast), Mamma Mia (Original American cast), Lord of the Rings (Original International Cast), Ragtime (Original Broadway Workshop Cast), London Road (Canadian Stage, Dora Award), Matthew in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Andrew Trevor in Murdoch Mysteries, voice over actor, audition coach. His autobiographical stage show Ghost Light has had numerous productions and is published.

Synthia Yusuf
Synthia Yusuf
Synthia Yusuf

Synthia is a Greek/ Guyanese-Canadian actor and singer, born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver. She has worked in Canadian musical theatre, theatre, and film industries for the last 10 years. Synthia is excited to return to Toronto after her performance as Eddie in BLACKOUT with Musical Stage Co. in 2021. Other favourite credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club Theatre Company), and The Boy in the Moon (Neworld Theatre). The world of Harry Potter has brought so much joy to Synthia’s life, and she is thrilled to share that same magic with audiences today.

Bradley Dunn
Bradley Dunn Assistant Stage Manager
Bradley Dunn

Select Theatre Credits: rihannaboi95 (Young People’s Theatre); Missing (Pacific Opera Victoria); Chicago (Globe Theatre); Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish Productions); The Baroness and the Pig, Henry V (Shaw Festival); King Charles III, My Night with Reg (Studio 180/Mirvish); My Name is Asher Lev (Studio 180/Harold Green); The Comedy of Errors (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Wizard of Oz, (The Grand Theatre); The Heidi Chronicles, The Odd Couple (Soulpepper); You Will Remember Me (Studio 180/Tarragon); It’s A Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius).
Other: Bradley is a graduate of the McMaster University and Sheridan College.

Erin Fitzgerald
Erin Fitzgerald Stage Manager
Erin Fitzgerald

Erin’s previous stage management credits include: Dear Evan Hansen, Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish), Fun Home (Musical Stage Company/Mirvish) and Life After (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Company). Other credits include shows for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Cahoots, The Globe Theatre, Theatre Aquarius and Drayton Entertainment. Erin, who wants to take the Care of Magical Creatures class, would like to thank her family & husband Mike for their love and support.

Kate Sandeson
Kate Sandeson Assistant Stage Manager
Kate Sandeson

Kate is thrilled to join this wonderful company at Hogwarts! Credits include: Leopoldstadt, Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish); Gianni Schicchi, Così fan tutte, Anna Bolena (Canadian Opera Company); The Flick, Dr. Silver, Lessons in Temperament, TomorrowLove™ (Outside The March); Caroline, or Change, Next to Normal (The Musical Stage Co.); A Christmas Carol, Fool for Love, Billy Bishop Goes to War, for coloured girls…(Soulpepper); The Summoned, The Message (Tarragon); Bears, A Line in the Sand (Factory); Beauty & the Beast, Secret Garden, To Kill A Mockingbird, Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre).

Jessica Severin
Jessica Severin Stage Manager
Jessica Severin

Jessica Severin is a Toronto-based Stage Manager, and a graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. She is thrilled to have finally received her letter to Hogwarts!
Most recently: Something Rich & Strange (Opera Atelier); How to Fail as A Popstar (Canadian Stage); Little Red Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions); Rusalka (Canadian Opera Company).
Previously for Mirvish Productions: Once, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, A Couple of Blaguards, The Lion King.
Elsewhere: ten seasons with Opera Atelier (including tours to Glimmerglass Opera and The Royal Opera Versailles), ten seasons with Soulpepper, productions with Vancouver Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry Opera, Luminato, The Art of Time, Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage, Obsidian, Nightwood, Tarragon, Volcano, Ross Petty Productions, Starvox Entertainment, the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Drayton Entertainment, Harold Green Jewish Theatre and more. Many thanks to family and friends for their love and support.

J.K. Rowling
Original Story
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels and three companion books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and been made into eight blockbuster films. Her other books include The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, and, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike crime novels, which have been adapted for BBC television. J.K. Rowling is also a screenwriter, making her debut in 2016 with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The second in this five-film series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.

Jack Thorne
Original Story & Playwright
Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne is a Tony®, Olivier and BAFTA Award winner who writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, Woyzeck at the Old Vic, Junkyard, a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic and Theatr Clwyd co-production, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film, his credits include War BookA Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television, his credits include National TreasureThe Last PanthersDon’t Take My BabyThis Is EnglandThe FadesGlue and Cast-Offs. In 2017 he won a BAFTA and an RTS Television award for Best Mini-Series (National Treasure). He won 2016 BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby), and in 2012 won Best Series (The Fades) and Best Serial (This Is England ’88). This Christmas, his adaptation of A Christmas Carol will open at the Old Vic Theatre.

John Tiffany
Original Story and Director
John Tiffany

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes RoadThe Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The BacchaeBlack Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T, on Broadway, EIF and in the West End, and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year. For his work on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, John received the Olivier Award for Best Director, one of a record-breaking nine Oliviers received by the production.

Steven Hoggett
Movement Director
Steven Hoggett

Steven Hoggett has previously collaborated with John Tiffany on The Twits for the Royal Court, Let The Right One In and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland, The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway, and Once on Broadway and in the West End. Other recent credits include American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Ship, Rocky the Musical and The Crucible on Broadway; St Joan at The Public; Close to You at NYTW and the Criterion; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; Dr. Dee for the Manchester International Festival; and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera. Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly for which his credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeLovesongOthello, Little Dogs, Beautiful Burnout, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge). Steven has provided choreography for music videos for artists including Imogen Heap, Bright Light, Bright Light, Goldfrapp and Calvin Harris. His film credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Dreamworks and Freak Show for Maven Pictures.

Christine Jones
Set Designer
Christine Jones

Olivier Award-winning Gareth Fry’s recent theatre credits include Road at the Royal Court, Cat on a Hit Tin Roof at the Apollo, Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre, Woyzeck at the Old Vic, The Encounter for Complicite. Other productions include John for DV8, Waves at the National Theatre, David Bowie Is for the V&A and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth designed the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Katrina Lindsay
Costume Designer
Katrina Lindsay

Katrina Lindsay’s recent costume design credits include Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre (Olivier nomination for Best Costume Design), wonder.land for MIF and the National Theatre and American Psycho for the Almeida Theatre and Broadway (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Costume Design). She designed costumes for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. She has also designed costumes for many operas including Terry Gilliam’s productions of Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for the ENO, which have been performed around the world. As a set and costume designer, she has designed many shows at the National Theatre (most recently Behind the Beautiful ForeversDara and London Road), Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic amongst others. She was also production designer on the film of London Road. Lindsay won the 2008 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway and is a recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design. Lindsay is an associate of the National Theatre.

Imogen Heap
Composer and Arranger
Imogen Heap

Self-produced British recording artist for 20 years, Imogen Heap has released four solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Deadmau5, Nitin Sawhney, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins. Her compositions and songs pop up in blockbuster and indie films as well as countless TV shows, are sampled to the hilt with underground rap and dance music and feature in one of the first ever internet memes, ‘Dear Sister.’ Heap was nominated for an Olivier for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has won two Grammys, an Ivor Novello and is recognised as a major pioneer in music and technology for her gestural music ware, the MiMu gloves system. She is also recognized for ways in which she interacts and works with her audience. Heap’s latest and widely quoted about initiative, Mycelia, focuses on connecting the dots for a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem.

Neil Austin
Lighting Designer
Neil Austin

Neil Austin’s most recent West End theatre credits include Labour of Love, Ink, Woyzeck, The Goat, Travesties, The Entertainer, The Winter’s Tale, Photograph 51Bend It Like Beckham, Shakespeare in Love, Great Britain, Henry V and The Children’s Hour. Austin has also worked extensively for the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Almeida Theatre. On Broadway his credits include Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon. He was the recipient of the 2017 Olivier Award and the 2017 Whatsonstage Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red on Broadway, and the 2011 Olivier Award for The White Guard at the National Theatre.

Gareth Fry
Sound Designer
Gareth Fry

Olivier Award-winning Gareth Fry’s recent theatre credits include The Encounter for Complicite, City of Glass for 59 Productions, Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, Woyzeck at The Old Vic, Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal, Northampton, Boy for the Almeida. Other productions include John for DV8, Waves at the National Theatre, David Bowie Is for the V&A and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth designed the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Jamie Harrison
Illusions and Magic
Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison’s recent credits include Flight commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Tomorrow for Brighton Festival, The Wheel and Peter Pan for the National Theatre of Scotland, Dragon for the Edinburgh International Festival, A Christmas Carol and The Cherry Orchard for the Dundee Rep Theatre, A Conversation with Carmel for the Barrowland Ballet and Pinocchio for the Royal Lyceum. Harrison is the co-artistic director of the award-winning theatre company Vox Motus.

Martin Lowe
Music Supervisor & Arranger
Martin Lowe

Martin Lowe’s theatre credits include Once, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Twits, The Light Princess, War Horse, Caroline or Change, Jerry Springer the Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mamma Mia!, The Full Monty, Once on this Island, Cats, Les Misérables, Jedermann and The Threepenny Opera (both Salzburg Festival). He won a Tony, a Grammy and an Olivier award for his work on Once, and won a Golden Reel award for his work on Mamma Mia! The Movie.

Finn Ross
Video Designer
Finn Ross

Finn designs video and projection for live performance. He’s won two Olivier Awards, a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award. Recent work includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway/Almedia); Betrayal (Broadway); The Tempest (RSC); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Frankenstein (Royal Ballet); Le Petit Prince (Canadian National Ballet); In the Body of the World, The Crossing (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida/Pinter); The Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicite); Hänsel und Gretel, A Dog’s Heart, Die Zauberflöte (Netherlands Opera); Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict, The Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien); Rinaldo, Knight Crew (Glyndebourne).

Ash J. Woodward
Video Designer
Ash J. Woodward

Ash specializes in Video and Projection Design for live performance. Ash works extensively with FRAY Studio as a Video Designer and regularly works on a wide range of large scale video design projects. Recent theatre credits as Video and Projection Designer include: The Divide (Old Vic), Molly (Squint). Associate Designer credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT), The Tempest (RSC), Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum), Dog’s Heart (De Nationale Opera). Other credits include: You Say You Want A Revolution (V&A); Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism (Saatchi Gallery).

Carole Hancock
Hair, Wigs and Makeup
Carole Hancock

Theatre includes: Country Girls (Chichester Theatre); On The Town (Regent’s Park Theatre); One Love (Birmingham Rep); Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Children (Royal Court); Hamlet (Barbican); A Christmas Carol, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunny Afternoon, Mojo (West End); wonder.land (NT/Manchester International Festival); Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatre); Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Handbagged (Tricycle/ Vaudeville); Pygmalion (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); The Low Road, Love, Love, Love, In Basildon, Chicken Soup and Barley (Royal Court); Paperdolls (Tricycle); The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells). Associate Hair and Make-up Designer for The Lion King London and international productions. Opera: Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance, Turandot, Pearl Fishers, Lucia de Lammamor (ENO); Cellini, Wozzeck, Damnation of Faust, The Ring Cycle, Madame Butterfly, Cavelleria & Pagliacci, Candide (UK and Japan). Ballet: Swan Lake (San Francsico Ballet). Fashion: Jasper Conran, Autumn 2008. Film and television: Warhorse, Batman, The Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor, Captain America and Game of Thrones.

Gary Beestone
International Technical Director
Gary Beestone

Director of Gary Beestone Events & Theatre, which provides production and project management for theatre internationally, and for a wide range of outdoor spectacles and events. Beestone developed the original production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with the creative team. Current events include: the opening event for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Walthamstow Borough of Culture. Current Projects include overseeing the renovation of the Curran in San Francisco and the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

Pam Skinner
International Executive Producer
Pam Skinner

Pam Skinner joined Sonia Friedman Productions in 2007 and has since been privileged to work on many of its award winning plays and musicals both in London and on Broadway including; La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde, The Book of Mormon, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunny Afternoon, Shakespeare In Love, Bend It Like Beckham, Funny Girl and Dreamgirls. As Executive Producer for Sonia Friedman Productions, she oversees the multi-award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London, Broadway and Melbourne as well as the forthcoming productions in San Francisco and Hamburg. Before joining SFP, Pam worked for twelve years at the Really Useful Group in London and Europe. During her time at RUG she supervised over twenty major Really Useful productions in London, Europe, Mexico, Brazil and North America.

Diane Benjamin
International Executive Producer
Diane Benjamin

Diane Benjamin initially joined Sonia Friedman Productions part-time when it was first established in 2002, with just a team of four. She worked as Business Affairs Manager for SFP as well as the Ambassador Theatre Group from 2001 to 2005, prior to which she set up and ran the National Theatre’s Contracts Department from 1987 to 2001. Diane joined SFP full-time in 2005 as Executive Director and has worked on all its productions – over 160 – in the West End and on Broadway. She now also works on the company’s expansion with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg.

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International Marketing
HPCC Group Ltd

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Sonia Friedman
Producer
Sonia Friedman

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS (SFP) is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 170 new productions and together the company has won a staggering 55 Olivier Awards, 30 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

In 2019, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for a record breaking fourth time. In 2018, Friedman was also featured in TIME 100, a list of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2017 she took the number one spot in ‘The Stage 100’, becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years.

Current productions include: the UK premiere of The Book of Mormon, West End and UK & European tour, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London, New York, Melbourne & San Francisco, Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre, New York, and The Inheritance, New York, Uncle Vanya, at Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

Forthcoming productions include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Hamburg & Toronto, the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt at Wyndham’s Theatre, London, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre, London, The Watsons at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London, The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Semmelweis starring Mark Rylance at Bristol Old Vic, Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory, New York, Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory, New York, Dreamgirls UK Tour, Sunny Afternoon UK Tour, and Oedipus starring Helen Mirren and Mark Strong,

Previous theatre productions include: Fiddler on the Roof, Rosmersholm, The FerrymanThe Inheritance, Summer and Smoke, Dreamgirls, The JungleAll About EveConsent, The Birthday Party, Ink, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?TravestiesThe Glass MenagerieNice FishA Christmas CarolFunny GirlFarinelli and The KingHamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984, Sunny AfternoonBend It Like BeckhamThe NetherThe RiverElectraKing Charles IIIShakespeare in LoveGhostsMojoChimericaMerrily We Roll AlongOld TimesTwelfth Night and Richard IIIA Chorus of DisapprovalThe Sunshine BoysHay FeverAbsent FriendsTop GirlsBetrayalMuch Ado About NothingClybourne ParkThe Children’s HourA Flea in Her EarLa BêteAll My SonsPrivate LivesJerusalemA Little Night MusicLegally BlondeOthelloArcadiaThe MountaintopThe Norman ConquestsA View From the BridgeDancing at LughnasaMaria Friedman: Re-ArrangedLa Cage aux FollesNo Man’s LandThe SeagullUnder the Blue SkyThat FaceDealer’s ChoiceHergés Adventures of TintinIn CelebrationBoeing-BoeingThe Dumb WaiterRock ‘n’ RollLove SongFaith HealerBentEh JoeDonkeys’ YearsOtherwise EngagedCelebrationShoot the CrowAs You Like ItThe Home PlaceWhose Life Is It Anyway?By the Bog of CatsThe Woman in WhiteGuantanamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’EndgameJumpersSee You Next TuesdayHitchcock BlondeAbsolutely! {Perhaps}Sexual Perversity in ChicagoRagtimeMacbethWhat the Night Is ForAfterplayUp for GrabsA Day in the Death of Joe EggNoises OffOn an Average DayA Servant to Two MastersPort AuthoritySpoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

TV productions include BBC’s Wolf Hall (co-producer), The Dresser (Exec Producer) and King Lear with Anthony Hopkins (Exec Producer).

For full details of SFP’s theatre productions, please visit soniafriedman.com.

Colin Callender
Producer
Colin Callender

Sir Colin Callender CBE is Chairman of Playground LLC, a theatre and television production company he founded in 2012 based in New York and London.

Playground’s Broadway productions include: Nora Ephron’s Tony nominated Lucky Guy directed by George C. Wolfe starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated Casa Valentina directed by Joe Mantello, the Tony Award-winning revival of musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s critically-acclaimed production of Macbeth at The Park Avenue Armory in New York, and the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Television productions include: the BAFTA and Golden Globe winning six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall directed by Peter Kosminsky starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy, Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser for the BBC starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, Kenneth Lonergan’s award-winning adaptation of EM Forster’s Howards End for the BBC and Starz, Heidi Thomas’s adaptation of Little Women for the BBC and Masterpiece on PBS, Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson for BBC and Amazon Prime Video, Lucy Kirkwood’s adaptation of her Olivier Award-winning play Chimerica for Channel 4 and, most recently, the hit adaptation of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 and Masterpiece on PBS. Upcoming television productions include a new adaptation of Dangerous Liasons written by Harriet Warner for Starz, and political thriller The Undeclared War from seven-time BAFTA winning writer/director Peter Kosminsky for Channel 4 and Peacock.

Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He won an Emmy for his work as producer of the television adaptation of the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby for Channel 4, a Tony Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for Wolf Hall. As the long-time president of HBO Films, he was responsible for an unprecedented award-winning slate of movies and miniseries, including Mike Nichols’ celebrated adaptation of Angels in America starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson, and Gus van Sant’s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Elephant.

Callender is a Trustee of the New York Public Theater and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He received a Knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to British film, theatre and television in the US.

For full details of Playground’s television and theatre productions, please visit playgroundentertainment.com

Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Producer
Harry Potter Theatrical Productions

Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd was founded by J.K. Rowling and Neil Blair in 2013 to develop and produce the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The team from Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd have worked closely with Sonia Friedman Productions and Colin Callender’s Playground to produce the play, and also in controlling the international rights for the production.

Mirvish Productions
Producer
Mirvish Productions

DAVID MIRVISH is a multiple Tony, Olivier and Dora Award-winning Canadian theatre producer. Mr. Mirvish owns and operates four theatres in Toronto: the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the CAA Ed Mirvish and the CAA. Mirvish Productions, a company founded by Mr. Mirvish in 1986, is Canada’s leading commercial theatre producer and has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues throughout Canada, on Broad-way and in London’s West End. In addition Mirvish Productions has presented over 800 touring productions in the city of Toronto.

Co-production and presentation credits include such hits as Crazy for You, Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, the North American premieres of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, the national tour of Wicked, Billy Elliot, the Na-tional Theatre’s War Horse, Kinky Boots, Matilda the Musical, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Piaf/Dietrich and Girl from the North Country.

The Mirvish family is widely credited with making Toronto a major centre of theatre.

David Mirvish and his father, Ed Mirvish, also purchased and restored the renowned Old Vic Theatre in London, England which they operated from 1983 to 1998.

Mr. Mirvish has received many awards and recognitions for his contributions to the Cana-dian arts and culture scene, including being named to the Order of Ontario and appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement.