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Sarah Afful
Sarah Afful Hermione Granger
Sarah Afful

Sarah 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

Kaleb is an artist of mixed Caribbean and Canadian descent, who grew up in Scarborough and Northern Ontario. He studied theatre at York University and has since been involved in many new and classical works with companies across Ontario and Quebec. Some notable productions that helped shape the artist he is today have been The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (NAC/Centaur/Black Theatre Workshop); Pass Over (Obsidian Theatre); Trouble in Mind (Shaw Festival); Alphonse (Theaturtle) to name a few. For Kaleb, working on and creating work that broadens the landscape of diverse voices in this country is the goal and the mission. Many thanks for the loving support of his wife Lisa.

Thomas Mitchell Barnet
Thomas Mitchell Barnet Scorpius
Thomas Mitchell Barnet

Thomas is an actor and musician based in Toronto. 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). Thomas 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). TV/Film: Stargaze, Tribe, Christmas Inheritance, Letterkenny.

Kevin Bundy
Kevin Bundy
Kevin Bundy

Recent theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); 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 the Stratford Festival and over 20 productions with the Soulpepper Theatre Company. In 2019 Kevin performed as Narrator in the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s Western Canadian tour of Circle of Creation. Recent TV credits include Good Sam, Nurses, Kim’s Convenience, Saving Hope, Designated Survivor, a recurring role in Grand Army and a featured role in the recently released film Burden by Ethan Hickey. Kevin is thrilled to be part of the Toronto Harry Potter team!

Michael Chiem
Michael Chiem
Michael Chiem

Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Michael is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. He also studied theatre in Vancouver at Studio 58. Michael would like to thank his family, without which none of this would be possible. House: Slytherin.

Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford

Most recently, Mark wrote and performed a solo show, Chase the Ace, which toured to Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Theatre Orangeville, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, and Blyth Festival. Other acting credits include: The Outsider (Stage West Calgary); Bed and Breakfast (Arts Club, Blyth, Globe, GCTC, Belfry, Centaur); Prairie Nurse (Factory/Thousand Islands Playhouse); Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale (Groundling); The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage). 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 work has been produced across the country and internationally and is published by Scirocco Drama. Mark grew up on his family’s farm near Glencoe, Ontario and now lives in Stratford.

Raquel Duffy
Raquel Duffy
Raquel Duffy

Raquel Duffy hails from the east coast and is thrilled to be part of this production! 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 TV includes Reacher, Most Dangerous Game and Ginny & Georgia.

Sara Farb
Sara Farb
Sara Farb

Sara is thrilled to be playing Delphi in the original Canadian company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child after making her Broadway debut in the same role. Theatre credits include six seasons at the Stratford Festival: Juliet, Anne Frank, Cordelia, Mary in The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial, Petra in A Little Night Music, Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Constance in She Stoops to Conquer, Cherry in The Beaux Stratagem, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice. Other: Willow in Light (Tarragon Theatre); Medium Alison in Fun Home (The Musical Stage Company/Mirvish, Dora nominee, TTCA winner); Brigid in The Humans (Canadian premiere at Citadel/Canadian Stage); productions at Soulpepper, Theatre Calgary, Tarragon, Theatre Passe Muraille, Segal Centre, YPT, and others. Film/TV: Frankie Drake, Nurses, Departure. Sara is the book writer for Kelly v. Kelly, a new musical, with music and lyrics by Britta Johnson. She has an English degree from U of T and is really happy to be here.

Bryce Fletch
Bryce Fletch
Bryce Fletch

Bryce is thrilled to be a part of the first Toronto company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He is an actor, poet and writer. Training: Sheridan College, Queens University, and George Brown‘s Acting Conservatory. Some theatre credits include Goodbye Paris (Canadian Premiere) Dir. Eda Holmes, Adventure Island (Theatre by the Bay). He wishes nothing but love for the little boy who dreamed of becoming a wizard one day. His dream came true.

Simon Gagnon
Simon Gagnon
Simon Gagnon

Born and raised in New Brunswick, Simon has happily called Toronto home for the past few years. Selected theatre credits include: Antigone: 方, 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. Simon would like to give a big thank you to his family, friends (ENB) and Erica for all of the ongoing love and support! House: Ravenclaw

Raylene Harewood
Raylene Harewood
Raylene Harewood

Raylene is elated to be making her Mirvish debut! Select theatre credits include: Pride and Prejudice (Arts Club Theatre Company); Hairspray (Rainbow Stage); Three Winters (The Cultch). Select TV/Film: All Joking Aside, The Edge of Seventeen, The Healing Powers of Dude, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Lucifer, Supernatural, Charmed, The Magicians. Raylene is a graduate of Studio 58’s conservatory acting program. This Hufflepuff is honoured to be making and sharing magic with audiences here on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Wychita Henricks
Wychita Henricks
Wychita Henricks

Mirvish debut. Wychita’s credits include: American Idiot, Let It Be (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Nine, Cabaret (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 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 and Othello; The Virgin Trial (Soulpepper); Hail (RCAT); The Father (30 for 60); Pride & Prejudice (Grand Theatre); Fear of Flight (Artistic Fraud); Pains of Youth (c2c). TV/Film: That Halloween, Wish You Were Here, Reign, Republic of Doyle, Diverted, Above & Beyond. Directing: No Change in the Weather (Terra Bruce/Mirvish); 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: The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, Lear (Groundling). Assistant Director: The Crucible (Stratford Festival). Training: BFA (Acting), University of Alberta; Birmingham Conservatory; Michael Langham Workshop.

Asha James
Asha James
Asha James

Asha is absolutely thrilled to be making her Mirvish Productions debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In December 2013 she saw Aladdin that played here at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. That show opened her eyes to how magical theatre can truly be, so she feels truly blessed to be performing on this very same stage. A graduate of York University’s Acting Conservatory program, Asha’s past theatre credits include: Theory (Tarragon Theatre); In The Next Room (Redwit Theatre); The Simurgh Project (Dir. Kate Digby and Erika Batdorf); Dido Queen of Carthage (Dir. Peter Hinton); Deportation Cast (Dir. Keira Loughran); Post National (Dir. Ross Manson). TV credits: Titans, In the Dark, Grand Army & American Gods.

Mandy Keating
Mandy Keating
Mandy Keating

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Mandy 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 choreography and fundamental styles including popping, locking, house, and waacking. Mandy has competed in many Canadian and International dance 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 Disney’s Zombies 2. A huge Harry Potter fan, Mandy has reread the books countless times and is honoured to make her first theatre appearance with this incredible cast and production! Special thank yous to my mom Terry, sister Sarah, brother-in-law Mike and my family and friends for their constant love and support!

Luke Kimball
Luke Kimball Albus Potter
Luke Kimball

Luke Kimball is a recent theatre school graduate who is grateful to be making his Mirvish debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night (Festival Players of PEC); The Zoo Story (A Front Company); Hamlet, Pygmalion, Love’s Labour’s Lost, SOAP, I Can See Light Now (TMU). TV: Workin’ Moms (CBC); Umbrella Academy (Netflix). Luke would not have this job without the monumental love and support of Elena, Izzi, Aidan, Tash, Dylan, Monika (Creative Drive Artists), and his parents! He extends huge thanks to all his mentors, especially his high school teacher, Jeff Gruich, whose support meant the world to a young aspiring actor. Luke feels so lucky to be going to Hogwarts with this unbelievably talented group. @lukekimballacting

Hailey Lewis
Hailey Lewis Rose Granger-Weasley
Hailey Lewis

Hailey Lewis (she/her) is an Afro-Canadian triple-threat artist. After graduating from the Music Theatre degree program at Sheridan College, Hailey has had the pleasure of performing in shows such as: Hairspray, Grease, Sousatzka, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia! and more, in theatres across Canada. She is honoured to be making her Mirvish debut as Rose and jumping into the fabulous world of magic! When not performing, you can find Hailey cuddling her dog Rigley, playing her Ukulehailey, getting lost in a good book, facetiming her friends, spending time with her family (especially her mama) and eating lots of chips! Hailey truly believes in giving back to all communities by inspiring others, spreading love and light and as always, thanks her agency, her friends and most importantly her family for their ongoing support and love.

Trish Lindstrom
Trish Lindstrom Ginny Potter
Trish Lindstrom

Thrilled to be back on stage in Toronto — hometown! Highlights: Once (Girl; Mirvish; Dora and TO Critics’ Awards); As You Like It (Jaques; Milwaukee Rep); Summer: the Donna Summer Musical (First National Tour); Mother Night (59E59, NYC); Wedding Party (Crow’s/TIFT); Life After (The Musical Stage Company/Can Stage); Mimi (Dora Nom; Tarragon), Assassins (Dora Nom; Birdland/TIFT); Soulpepper; Stratford Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), As You Like It (Celia); Alice Through the Looking Glass (Alice), A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Chamber Play (Titania/Hermia; Dir. Peter Sellars), The Tempest (Miranda; with Christopher Plummer), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller); and five seasons with the Shaw Festival. Proud member of The Actors Center, NYC. For Mom. And for all Moms.www.trishlindstrom.com @lindstromtrish

Lucas Meeuse
Lucas Meeuse
Lucas Meeuse

Lucas has most recently been working as a host, actor, writer, director and producer for TVOKids, working in-house on That TVO Kids Show and The Space. TV/Film: Odd Squad, Odd Squad Mobile Unit (PBS/TVO): Rabid (Back40); Incorporated (CBS); Warehouse13 (SyFy). Lucas has performed at theatres across Canada 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 (she/her) is honoured and ecstatic to be making her Mirvish debut as part of this incredible team of witches and wizards. Her performance career began in 2011 when she moved from Victoria, BC to Toronto to attend Toronto Metropolitan University, graduating in 2015 with an Honours BFA, before 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 while she learns some magic. 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

Kyle (he/him) is incredibly grateful to be part of this amazing cast exploring Hogwarts together. Special love goes out to his Mom, Dad, Nana, Courtney, Ashley, Yanick, Sandie, Raymond, and his supportive friends and family who have always made life such an adventure. Theatre credits include: The Divine (Shaw Festival); Arcadia (Shaw Festival/Mirvish); Under the Stairs (Young People’s Theatre); Theory (Tarragon Theatre); Beneath the Banyan Tree (Theatre Direct – Dora Award for Best Ensemble, Production); If I Were You (Theatre Aquarius); Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Classic Theatre Festival); Jesus Christ Superstar (YES Theatre); My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish). TV/Film: Storming Juno (History).

Andy Pogson
Andy Pogson
Andy Pogson

Andy is very excited to be a part of this magical adventure. He feels lucky to have been working across Canada in theatre and film for the last 20 years. Some of his favorite credits include: Kroehler Girls (Here For Now Theatre); 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 and 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). Andy 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. Andy makes his home in Stratford with his wife and daughter and loves to pickle things. Huge thanks 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 40 shows over 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, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Ghosts; shows with Crow’s, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, YPT, and the 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). Television credits include Pillow Talk (Crave). Gregory is the recipient of 3 Dora Awards and is a graduate of Acadia University, the National Theatre School and the Soulpepper Academy.

Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid

Thrilled to be joining the Toronto production, Fiona Reid last appeared in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. One of Canada’s best known stage actors, Fiona has performed in theatres across Canada, including five seasons with the Stratford Festival, twelve seasons at the Shaw Festival, as well as theatres in Great Britain and the U.S. For Mirvish Productions, Fiona appeared in Calendar Girls, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Toronto Theatre Critics Award 2015) and The Audience. She is a recipient of the Order of Canada, an honorary Doctorate from Bishop’s University, the ACTRA Award of Excellence (2010), the Toronto Life Women of Distinction Award (2006), and the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award (2008). Fiona is proud to be a past president of the AFC (Actors’ Fund of Canada). Her Film & TV credits include My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Time Traveller’s Wife and The King of Kensington.

Katie Ryerson
Katie Ryerson
Katie Ryerson

Katie (she/her) is thrilled to be making her Mirvish debut. This Slytherin has originated roles 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 theatre credits include: Into the Woods (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Armstrong’s War (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Generous, Ordinary Days, The Drowning Girls (Great Canadian Theatre Company); The Sound of Music (National Arts Centre); The Wizard of Oz (Globe Theatre); and five seasons with a Company of Fools. Katie is a 2012 graduate with honours of Toronto Metropolitan University’s BFA Performance Acting Program and completed the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program in 2017. She also lends her voice to the world of animation and audiobooks. Enjoy the magic!

Yemie Sonuga
Yemie Sonuga
Yemie Sonuga

Yemie is a Nigerian, Canadian, and American actor, model, acting coach, and writer. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has performed on stages around the globe. Broadway Tour: Disney’s The Lion King. West End: Porgy & Bess (Regents Park); The Book of Mormon (Original Cast); Ghost: the Musical (Original Cast, World Premiere, and Broadway Album); Mabel Washington in Fame: the Musical (International & Irish Tour). Canada: Jessica in Call It Love (Eclipse Theatre); Pandora in Blackout (Canadian Stage/The Musical Stage Company); The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary, World Premiere). On Screen: The Olivier Awards, Jann (CTV/Hulu), The Boys (Amazon Studios). Voice Over: Ally Lonergan in Next Stop (*her performance was recognized by IndieWire Magazine). Yemie is also Lead Talent for Headstrong Meditation by Equinox; her meditations can be heard internationally on the EQX+ App.Keep up to date with Yemie at @yemiesonuga & www.yemiesonuga.com. Love to Mom, Dad, & Puppet x. Gratitude to all!

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 Theatre, ACT Seattle, Long Wharf Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, L.A. Theatre Works, New York City Center and Broadway. The Harry Potter books have been so meaningful to countless people around the world and he is thrilled to be a part of telling this story for Canadian audiences. For Mum.

Jennifer Thiessen
Jennifer Thiessen
Jennifer Thiessen

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jennifer is proud to call Canada home. Favourite performance credits: Saturday Night Fever (National Tour); The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Elf the Musical, Beauty and the Beast (Drayton Entertainment); West Side Story (Rainbow Stage); Singin’ in the Rain, Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre); Guys and Dolls (The Rev); Masters of Illusions (CW Network). Jennifer is honoured to be on this adventure with this magical team! Thanks to Geoff & Talent House. 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, War Horse. Other theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, Kronberg, Atlantic Blue, A Misfortuneß and Spinning Yarns (Confederation Centre of the Arts); Of Human Bondage, Marat/Sade, The Just, Incident at Vichy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Oh! What A Lovely War, Spoon River (Soulpepper); Paradise Square (BerkeleyRep); War Horse (National Theatre/West End); Joni Mitchell: River, Real Estate (Grand Theatre); Death of a Salesman, Rainmaker (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: 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

Trevor is a proud Canadian who has called the U.K. home since 2001. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks his Toronto stage debut. U.K. Theatre includes: Henry IV Part I & II, Coriolanus (RSC); Building The Wall (Park); Thebes Land, On The Record (Arcola); The Machine (Donmar Warehouse/Park Ave Armory, NY); Terrorism (Bush); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (West End, Olivier Award for Best Revival); Red Bud, Aunt Dan & Lemon (Royal Court); Purple Heart (Gate); Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales (Lyric Hammersmith); Macbeth (Regent’s Park); Enron (Royal Court/West End); Polygraph, Double Indemnity (Nottingham Playhouse); On The Piste (Birmingham Rep); House (Finborough); Problem Child (New End). TV includes: Industry, I Hate Suzie, Doctor Who, Counterpart, The Durrells In Corfu, X-Company, Episodes, Downton Abbey, SS-GB, Hunted, Moonshot, House of Saddam, The Path to 9/11, The Line of Beauty, Beggars & Choosers, Millennium, DaVinci’s Inquest, Outer Limits, Madison. Film includes: Mainstream, Rare Beasts, American Assassin, Anchor and Hope, Jason Bourne, Mad to be Normal, Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, Burton & Taylor, World War Z, The Dark Knight Rises, The Whistleblower, A Summer in Genova, Die Another Day, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, The Dark Knight: Gotham Tonight, Mindhunters. With love for my family: Ellie and Yoshi.And for my mother, and father, who was an orphan, just like Harry.

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

David feels truly honoured to be a part of the wizarding world, making his debut with Mirvish. Theatre credits include Riot (Renaissance Canadian Theatre Company); Hairspray (ACC St. John’s); Reefer Madness (Toronto Fringe). TV/Film credits include: Good Sam (NBC); Stolen From Their Father (Lifetime); Designated Survivor (ABC); V-Wars (Netflix). Special thanks to the HPATCC crew. Gratitude to friends and family for their continued support.

Kyle Wong
Kyle Wong
Kyle Wong

Born and raised in Richmond Hill, ON, dancer/aerialist 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 15 productions at the Stratford Festival; 13 productions at the Shaw Festival; Jersey Boys (original Toronto cast); Mamma Mia! (original North American cast); The 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

Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, Greek/Guyanese-Canadian actor and singer Synthia Yusuf has worked for 10 years in Canadian musical theatre, theatre and film industries. She is so excited to return to Toronto after her performance as Eddie in Blackout with The Musical Stage Company in 2021. Other favourite credits include Maria in The Sound of Music (Arts Club Theatre Company); Beauty and the Beast, Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (Arts Club) and Mamma Mia! (Citadel 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.

Chris Porter
Chris Porter Production Stage Manager
Chris Porter

Chris is very pleased to join the Cursed Child family. Also for Mirvish: Dear Evan Hansen, Once, Les Misérables, War Horse, Ghost Stories, Rock of Ages, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, Hairspray, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Miss Saigon. Chris has spent many holiday seasons with Ross Petty’s Panto at the Elgin Theatre. Chris was honoured to participate in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s opera Hadrian; Louis Riel; and the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe, all for the Canadian Opera Company. Additionally, Chris has stage managed King Charles III for Studio 180 Theatre, Panamania at Nathan Phillips Square, Theatre 20’s Company, Evangeline at the Charlottetown Festival and Top Girls at Soulpepper. His career has taken him to many places across Canada as well as Las Vegas, the Caribbean and London, UK.

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 (The Musical Stage Company/Mirvish) and Life After (Canadian Stage/The 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 sends her thanks to her family and to Mike for all of the love and support.

Jessica Severin
Jessica Severin Stage Manager
Jessica Severin

A Toronto-based Stage Manager and graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, Jessica is thrilled to have finally received her letter to Hogwarts. Most recently: Madama Butterfly, Rusalka (Canadian Opera Company); Something Rich and Strange (Opera Atelier); How to Fail as a Popstar (Canadian Stage); Little Red Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions). Previously for Mirvish Productions: Once, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, A Couple of Blaguards and 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, The Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage, Obsidian, Nightwood, Tarragon, Volcano, Ross Petty Productions, Starvox Entertainment, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Drayton Entertainment, Harold Green Jewish Theatre, and more. Many thanks to family and friends for their love and support.

Bradley Dunn
Bradley Dunn Assistant Stage Manager
Bradley Dunn

Select Theatre Credits: Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish); rihannaboi95 (Young People’s Theatre); Missing (Pacific Opera Victoria); Chicago (Globe Theatre); 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 (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 McMaster University and Sheridan College. Thanks to all my friends and family for their love and support. Now let the show begin – Lumos Maxima GO!

Kate Sandeson
Kate Sandeson Assistant Stage Manager
Kate Sandeson

Kate is thrilled to join this wonderful company at Hogwarts! Credits include: Leopoldstadt (West End); The 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 Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden, To Kill A Mockingbird, Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre).

Christopher Brackett
Christopher Brackett Assistant Stage Manager
Christopher Brackett

Christopher (he/him) is excited to be joining the Company of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Theatre credits include MATILDA: The Musical (Mirvish, 1st US National Tour); The Virgin Trial, Romeo & Juliet (Stratford Festival); Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Richard III (Shakespeare Bash’d); as well as productions with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre, Soulpepper, Luminato and Disney Theatrical Group. In the corporate world, Christopher works as a Stage Manager and Producer for clients across North America. As always, thanks to mom and dad, M+K, and Kendra. For Grandpa.

Arwen MacDonell
Arwen MacDonell Assistant Stage Manager
Arwen MacDonell

Arwen is thrilled to have received a letter to Hogwarts! Favourite credits include: Other People (Canadian Stage); A Streetcar Named Desire, The Royale, Cage (Signature Theater, NYC), Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts I, II, III), Eurydice, Angels in America Parts I & II, Parfumerie, A Christmas Carol, The Glass Menagerie, Salt-Water Moon (Soulpepper); Medee; Persee; Armide (Opera Atelier/Royal Opera House, Versailles); I Claudia (Crow’s Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe); The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); The Dishwashers, Rune Arlidge, The Domino Heart, Side Man, The Good Life, Midnight Sun (Tarragon Theatre); Disgraced, Vida! The Drowsy Chaperone (Mirvish Productions). Arwen is a proud honours graduate of the Baking and Pastry Arts program at George Brown College.

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

J.K. ROWLING is the author of the enduringly popular, era-defining Harry Potter book series, as well as several stand-alone novels and a crime fiction series written under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

The seven Harry Potter books were made into eight smash hit movies, and have now sold over 600 million copies worldwide and been translated into 80 languages. One of the series’ companion volumes written by J.K. Rowling for charity, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, was the inspiration for a new film series, begun in 2016, with screenplays written or co-written by Rowling, the latest of which was released in 2022.

In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with her fairy tale The Ickabog, which was serialised for free online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her most recent children’s novel The Christmas Pig was published in 2021.

Jack Thorne
Original Story & Playwright
Jack Thorne

Theatre: Hope, Let the Right One In (directed by John Tiffany); A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck (The Old Vic); Junkyard (a Headlong Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic and Theatr Clwyd co-production); The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae Theatre Company, National Theatre); Bunny (Nabokov, U.K. tour); Stacy (Tron Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Trafalgar Studios); and 2nd May 1997, When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre). Adaptations: The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse) and Stuart: A Life Backwards (HighTide Theatre). Film: Wonder, War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. Television: Kiri, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast Offs and National Treasure. 2018: Tony® Award for Best Play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). 2017: Olivier Award for Best New Play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child): BAFTA and RTS Television Award for Best Mini-Series (National Treasure). 2016: BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby). 2012: BAFTAs for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’88).

John Tiffany
Original Story and Director
John Tiffany

John Tiffany’s recent credits include Pinocchio at National Theatre and Road at Royal Court. He directed Once on Broadway for which he won a Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical. As associate director of Royal Court his credits also include The Twits, Hope, and The Pass. As associate director of National Theatre of Scotland his credits include Let the Right One In, Macbeth, Enquire, The Missing, Peter Pan, The Bacchae, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow, and Black Watch for which he won the Oliver Award for Best Director. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie (A.R.T., Broadway, EIF, and West End) and The Ambassador (BAM). Tiffany was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-11 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 as well as the Tony® Award for Best Director.

Steven Hoggett
Movement Director
Steven Hoggett

He/him. Recent credits as movement director/choreographer include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway, West End, international); Angels in America (Broadway); The Crucible (Broadway); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Royal National Theatre, West End, Broadway); The Last Ship (Broadway); Let the Right One In (National Theatre Scotland, St Anne’s Warehouse); Rocky (Broadway); The Glass Menagerie (A.R.T., Broadway, EIF); Once (A.R.T., Broadway, West End); Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway); American Idiot (Broadway); Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Light Princess (National Theatre); St. Joan (The Public); and as associate director/movement: Black Watch (National Theatre Scotland, St. Anne’s Warehouse). As director, recent credits include Social! Distance Dance Club (Park Ave Armory) and Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined (New York Theatre Workshop, West End). Hoggett was a director and founding member of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company, and with Scott Graham co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge). Credits as director/choreographer include Little Dogs, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout and Othello.

Christine Jones
Set Designer
Christine Jones

Christine Jones is a Tony® and Olivier Award–winning set designer for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and received a Tony® Award for American Idiot. She is also the creator and artistic director of the critically acclaimed Theatre For One and a director of one-of-a-kind experiences for companies like Rag & Bone and productions such as Queen of the Night (Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Experience). During the pandemic, she conceived and co-directed SOCIAL! the social distance dance club with Steven Hoggett and David Byrne (Park Avenue Armory) and was a curator of Radiohead’s digital art exhibition Kid A Mnesia.

Katrina Lindsay
Costume Designer
Katrina Lindsay

Recent costume designs include The Lehman Trilogy for the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway; American Psycho at Almeida Theatre and Broadway (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Costume Design); Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican/NT Live. As set and costume designer, most recently at National Theatre, Hex, Small Island, Three Sisters, Mosquitoes, Behind the Beautiful Forevers and London Road; plus production designer on the film of London Road, Cuba Pictures. Costume designs for opera, including Terry Gilliam’s Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for the ENO and around the world. Katrina won the 2008 Tony® Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Costume for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway. And the 2017 Olivier Award and 2018 Tony® Award for Best Costume Design for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design. Katrina is an associate of National Theatre, London.

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 (he/him) has designed lighting for plays, musicals, opera and dance internationally. He was the recipient of the Tony® Award in 2019 for Ink; the Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards in 2018 for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre); the Tony® Award and Drama Desk Award in 2010 for Red (Golden Theatre); and the Olivier Award in 2017 for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre) and The White Guard (National Theatre) in 2011. His Broadway credits include Company, Ink, Travesties, Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon. Other work in the U.S. includes Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory); Julius Caesar (St. Ann’s Warehouse); The Night Alive (Atlantic Theater Company); The Sunshine Boys (Ahmanson Theatre); and Red, Parade (Mark Taper Forum). Recent work in the West End includes Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Leopoldstadt (Wyndhams); The Night of the Iguana, Rosmersholm, Ink, Labour of Love, Woyzeck, The Goat, Travesties, The Entertainer, The Winter’s Tale, Photograph 51, Shakespeare in Love, Henry V and The Children’s Hour.

Gareth Fry
Sound Designer
Gareth Fry

Work heard in Canada includes Draw Me Close (Soulpepper/NFB); Barbershop Chronicles (Fuel/National Theatre); Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland); The Oresteia (National Theatre). Gareth’s work includes over 20 productions at the Royal National Theatre, over 20 productions at the Royal Court and countless more. He has also designed events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Awards include an Olivier Award, Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; a Special Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award, Helpmann Award and an Evening Standard Award for Complicite’s The Encounter (with co-designer Pete Malkin); an Olivier Award and Helpmann Award for Black Watch; an Olivier Award for Waves; and an IRNE Award for Wild Swans.

Jamie Harrison
Illusions and Magic
Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison (he/him) is co-artistic director of Vox Motusand, has co-created, co-directed and designed all of the company’s work, most recently The Ocean at the End of the Lane (National Theatre, West End); Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Michael Harrison Productions, UK Tour); Flight (Critics’ Awards for Theatre Scotland) at Edinburgh International Festival and Dragon (UK Theatre Award), a collaboration between Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People’s Theatre, China. Other recent work includes Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Ex Machina, Quebec Opera Festival); The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Pinocchio (National Theatre); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway, San Francisco, Melbourne, Hamburg); and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Several international awards including a special citation from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Excellence in a Theatre Specialism Award and 2017 Edinburgh International Magic Festival’s Lafayette Award for outstanding contribution to stage magic. Harrison trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Martin Lowe
Music Supervisor & Arranger
Martin Lowe

Theatre credits include Once, Pinocchio, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Light Princess, War Horse, The Twits, 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 for his work on Once and won a Golden Reel for his work on Mamma Mia! The Movie.

Dayton/Walters Casting CSA, CDC
Casting Director
Dayton/Walters Casting CSA, CDC

Dayton/Walters Casting CSA, CDC Casting Director Daytime Emmy Award nominees, Sherry Dayton and Michael Walters established Dayton/Walters Casting in 2003. Theatrical highlights include Matilda the Musical, Once, Hairspray, The Producers (Original Canadian companies, Mirvish Productions), The Book of Mormon (Canadian Casting Consultant, Broadway and National Tours), Jersey Boys, The Toxic Avenger (Original Canadian companies, Dancap). Recent work on new Canadian musicals includes The Hockey Sweater (The Segal Centre/ N.A.C.) and The Louder We Get (Theatre Calgary). Extensive animation Film/TV credits including Paw Patrol (TV series & Feature Film), Peanuts, My Little Pony, PJ Masks, Pinecone & Pony and Esme & Roy (2019 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special.
www.daytonwalters.com

Jim Carnahan, CSA
U.S. Casting Consultant
Jim Carnahan, CSA

Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. has cast over 150 Broadway shows. His work on Broadway this season includes: Caroline, or Change, Moulin Rouge!, The Lehman Trilogy, Funny Girl, Take Me Out and Plaza Suite as well as off-Broadway’s Little Shop and Beautiful Noise in Boston, A Christmas Carol in Los Angeles and A Christmas Carol and Swept Away in San Francisco. Additional Broadway credits include: A Soldier’s Play, Betrayal, Burn This, The Ferryman, Travesties, Angels in America, Farinelli and the King, 1984, Fun Home, The River, Cabaret and Matilda. Additional London Theatre credits include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, The Red Barn, The Motherf***ker with the Hat and A Streetcar Named Desire. Film: Ari Aster’s Disappointment Blvd, The Seagull, A Home at the End of the World. Television: Glee (Emmy nomination).

Alexandre Bleau, CSA
U.S. Casting Consultant
Alexandre Bleau, CSA

Alexandre Bleau has been with Jim Carnahan Casting since 2013. Credits include: Broadway: Plaza Suite, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lehman Trilogy, Moulin Rouge!, Betrayal, Burn This, The Ferryman, Groundhog Day. San Francisco: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Swept Away. West End: Mad House, Glengarry Glen Ross. Film: Ari Aster’s Disappointment Blvd. 

Finn Ross
Video Designer
Finn Ross

Finn Ross has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony® Award and three Drama Desk Awards. Recent work: Back to the Future (West End); Anna Karenina (Joffrey Ballet); Frozen (International); Mean Girls (Broadway); Bat out of Hell (West End); The Tempest (RSC); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway & Almedia); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Frankenstein (Royal Ballet); Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida & West End); The Death of Klinghoffer, The Damnation of Faust, The Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicité); Hansel and Gretel, A Dog’s Heart, The Magic Flute (Netherlands Opera).

Ash J. Woodward
Video Designer
Ash J. Woodward

Ash specialises in video and projection design for live performance and has designed and animated content for shows on Broadway, in the West End and around the world. He has won a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. Ash also designs for other live performance genres such as live music exhibitions and art installations. Recent theatre credits include: The 47th (Old Vic); Hex (National Theatre); Can I Live (Complicité); The Beauty Parade (Wales Millennium Centre); Bridgerton (Secret Cinema); Armadillo (The Yard); Madame Butterfly (WNO); The Cunning Little Vixen (ROH). 

Carole Hancock
Hair, Wigs & Makeup
Carole Hancock

Theatre includes: Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre); The Shark Is Broken (Ambassadors Theatre); South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Night of The Iguana (Noel Coward Theatre); The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre); Hansel & Gretel (Regent’s Park Theatre); Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse); Dusty – The Dusty Springfield Musical directed by Maria Freidman); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London, Broadway, San Francisco, Melbourne, Hamburg – winner of six Tony® Awards and nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play for both Broadway and London); Country Girls (Chichester Theatre); On the Town (Regent’s Park); One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (London); The Children (The Royal Court Theatre); Hamlet; (Barbican Centre); A Christmas Carol  (West End); Wonder.land (National Theatre & Manchester International Festival); Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (West End); Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatre); Sunny Afternoon (West End); Versailles; (Donmar Warehouse); Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre/West End); Mojo (Harold Pinter); Pygmalion (U.K. Tour); Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Vic); The Low Road, Love, Love, Love, In Basildon, Chicken Soup and Barley (Royal Court); Paperdolls (Tricycle Theatre); The Most Incredible Thing (Sadlers Wells); Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea In Her Ear (The Old Vic). Associate Hair and Make-up Designer for The Lion King (London and International productions). Opera: Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance (ENO); Cellini, Wozzeck, The Damnation of Faust, The Ring Cycle, Madame Butterfly, Cavelleria & Pagliacci, Candide (U.K. & Japan): Turandot, The Pearl Fishers, Lucia di Lammermoor (The English National Opera). Ballet: Swan Lake (San Francisco Ballet).  Fashion: Jasper Conran (Autumn 2008). Film/TV: War Horse, Batman The Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor, Captain America and Game of Thrones.

Des Kennedy
International Associate Director
Des Kennedy

Director: Good Vibrations, Gulliver’s Travels, White Star of the North (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Teenage Kicks (Derry); How the World Began (Out of Joint); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre); Gods Country (Tinderbox Theatre); The Prophet of Monto (The Flea); Johnny Meister and the Stitch (Mead Theatre Lab, Washington, D.C.), The Great Ramshackle Heart (The Public); Dying City (Project Dublin); The Laramie Project (Bush Theatre Directing Award); Scenes From the Best Picture (“Best Theatre of Decade” The Washington Post). Associate director: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End); Once (London, Dublin, Seoul); The Nether (West End); Top Girls, Our Country’s Good (Out of Joint); A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, Bang Bang Bang (Out of Joint). Assistant director: Now or Later (Royal Court); Crooked (Bush); The Elixir of Love (WNO). Television: The Girl at the Window (BBC), 6Degrees (BBC).

Pip Minnithorpe
Associate Director
Pip Minnithorpe

Productions as director include: Showstopper!, Box and Cox and A Bold Stroke for a Husband (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It (International Open Air Tour); Descent (Birmingham Rep studio); Departure Lounge (MTM Award, George Square, Edinburgh/Waterloo East); From Up Here and Lift (Trafalgar Studios); Cinderella (Manchester Opera House); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Alban Arena); Aladdin (Hawth Crawley); plus Dracula, Extraordinary, Stitching, The Maids, Judith, World Goes ‘Round, Henna Night, Jesus Christ Superstar and Attempts on Her Life. As staff director: Wicked and Spamalot (U.K. tour); Viva Forever!, Mamma Mia! and The Far Pavilions (West End). As associate director: Mamma Mia! (tour of China); Black Eyed Susan (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London & Hamburg).

Dayna Tekatch
Resident Director
Dayna Tekatch

For Mirvish: Come From Away (Resident Director/Toronto, Associate Director in London, U.K. and Melbourne, Australia), Blindness (Associate Director). Elsewhere: As Director, Crazy For You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Stones in His Pockets (Neptune); Avenue Q (Citadel); The 39 Steps (1000 Islands/Neptune); Forever Plaid (Starvox); Oliver! (NAC). Dayna spent 9 seasons at the Stratford Festival as an actor and choreographer and was a member of the English theatre company at the National Arts Centre for 12 productions.

Yasmine Lee
Associate Movement Director
Yasmine Lee

Select credits include Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Crucible, Once (also West End, Australia, Canada, S. Korea), Rent. Off-Broadway: Social! (with David Byrne), Wild Goose Dreams, Sweeney Todd, My Name’s Not Indian Joe, Knives in Hens, Pearl, Tender Napalm, Once, Brown Butterfly. Other: Made for Love (HBO), SNL (Katy Perry), World Expo 2020, XXII Winter Olympic Games, Across the Universe (Sony Pictures), The Dunham Technique Video (commissioned by U.S. Library of Congress and archived by Smithsonian Institute), Amici (Canale 5), Margie Gilles’ Legacy Project, Momix, Donkey-Bunny

Benjamin Wheelwright
Associate Movement Director
Benjamin Wheelwright

Training: The National Theatre School of Canada. Theatre includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (original Broadway company), Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway and North American tour). Dedicated with love to Granny Bea.

Brett J. Banakis
International Scenic Supervisor
Brett J. Banakis

Brett J. Banakis is excited to continue his long-term professional partnership with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones. Collaborations with Christine include The Cher Show and The Devil Wears Prada on Broadway; What’s It All About? Bacharach Re-Imagined (NYTW, West End) and Whorl Inside a Loop (2ST). As Design Supervisor for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Brett led the interior re-designs of the Lyric Theatre in New York, the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, the Großmarkt Theater in Hamburg, the Curran Theater in San Francisco and the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. Other recent credits: The Notebook (Chicago Shakes); An Officer and a Gentleman (Nat’l Tour). As Associate Set Designer: The Glass Menagerie, Old Times, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Ship, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Broadway), as well as Rigoletto and La Traviata (Metropolitan Opera). Brett is a faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  www.brettjbanakis.com

Sabine Lemaître
International Costume Design Associate
Sabine Lemaître

Sabine Lemaître is a costume design associate for theatre, ballet, and opera. Select credits include international costume design associate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto and Tokyo. Hamlet (Barbican); Hex, Mosquitoes, wonder.land, Dara, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Magistrate, Earthquakes in London, Death and the King’s Horseman (Royal National Theatre); Cabaret, Onassis (West End);  Love for Love, Loves Sacrifice, Wendy & Peter Pan, All’s Well That Ends Well, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Morte d’Arthur, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company); Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Theatre); Chroma, Infra (Royal Ballet); Damnation of Faust, Turandot (English National Opera); Onegin, La Traviata (Royal Opera House);  The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells). Recent editorial work includes U.S. Vogue shoots for wonder.land, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Victoria (ITV/PBS).

Nick Solyom
International Associate Lighting Designer
Nick Solyom

Nick’s recent lighting design credits include Imaginary Comforts by Daniel Handler; The Christmas by Lucas Hnath; and The Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd. Nick’s recent Broadway and worldwide associate lighting design credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Moulin Rouge!, The Music Man, and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Nick is originally from Los Angeles and lives in New York City. SolyomDesign.com

Pete Malkin
International Associate Sound Designer
Pete Malkin

He/him. The Chairs (Almeida Theatre); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (San Francisco, Hamburg and New York); Deciphering (Curious Detective); Shade (Thick Skin Theatre); The Encounter (co-designed with Gareth Fry). Winner of Special Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for Sound Design; The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse, St. Ann’s Warehouse); Death of England and Death of England: Delroy (National Theatre); The Kid Stays in the Picture (Complicite, Royal Court); Beware of Pity (Complicite, Schaubühne); Twelfth Night (Royal Exchange Manchester); The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith); Frogman (Curious Directive); Am I Dead Yet? (Unlimited Theatre); Andrea Chenier (Opera North); Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse). As Associate: 1984 (West End, Broadway); Oresteia (Trafalgar Studios), Complicite’s productions of The Magic Flute (ENO): Lionboy (international tour) and Hamlet (RSC). Other credits include The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival) and Night Train in Cologne (as Assistant). Pete also worked with Gareth Fry on the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (assistant soundscape designer).

Chris Fisher
International Illusions & Magic Associate
Chris Fisher

Recent theatre credits: Back to the Future the Musical (Adelphi); Company (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York and Gielgud); Merlin (Northern Ballet); Wicked (NeueFlora Theatre, Hamburg); 2:22 A Ghost Story (Noël Coward); The Prince of Egypt (Dominion); Big the Musical (Dominion); Peter Gynt (NT), Superhero (Tony Kiser Theater, New York), Julie (NT), Angels in America (NT and Broadway); Macbeth and Titus Andronicus (RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican); Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s); Into the Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange); Here We Go and Treasure Island (NT); Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse); The Striker (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks (U.K. tour). 

Will Pickens
Associate Sound Designer
Will Pickens

Will Pickens is glad to be debuting at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. Recently he has worked on: Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre); M. ButterflyIndecent (Cort Theatre); Dames at Sea (Helen Hayes Theater); Honeymoon in Vegas (Nederlander Theatre); The Realistic Joneses (Lyceum Theatre); Bronx Bombers (Circle In The Square Theatre); Death Of A Salesman (Ethel Barrymore Theatre); That Championship Season (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre); The Importance Of Being EarnestPresent Laughter (American Airlines Theater). Off Broadway: The Michaels Abroad, Uncle Vanya (Hunter Theater Project); The New One (Cherry Lane Theatre); Our Lady Of 121st Street (Signature Theater). Regional: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Curran Theatre SF); Indecent (Ahmanson Theatre LA); Indecent (Huntington Theatre LA); Hello, Dolly! (1st National Tour); White Card (American Repertory Theater MA). A proud member of USA 829 and TSDCA. www.willpickens.com

Skylar Fox
Illusions & Magic Associate
Skylar Fox

Skylar Fox (he/him) is a director/playwright/designer, and the co-artistic director of Nightdrive, where he has directed, co-written and designed an apocalypse around a campfire (The Grown-Ups), a live immersive alien movie (Alien Nation, Paradise Factory); a five-dimensional community meeting with a full pancake breakfast cooked onstage (Providence, RI, The Tank); a haunted rock concert (Thank You Sorry, Ars Nova); and a hybrid comic book with interactive animation (Apathy Boy, The Brick & Ars Nova). He has created magic & illusions for Damn Yankees (Shaw Festival); Fat Ham (The Public Theater); and Dracula (Maltz Jupiter Theater). Other directing includes The Annotated History of the American Muskrat (New Ohio); Pussy Sludge (Less Than Rent, HERE Arts Center) and the Boston premieres of the 6-hour genre-bending epic The Valentine Trilogy and of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play for which he was nominated for an IRNE Award. BA in Theatre from Brown University.

Gary Beestone
International Technical Director
Gary Beestone

Gary is Director of Gary Beestone Associates (GBA) in the U.K. and U.S. He is the long serving International Technical Director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and works as a Project Director and consultant for worldwide theatre renovations and complex projects, as well as working with producers and world class creative teams to develop and create extraordinary productions. Gary is currently producing the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Gary is also an independent Governor for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a consultant to the Public Theater.

Rolt Smith
Production Supervisor
Rolt Smith

Recent Broadway:  Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildKinky BootsFish in the DarkBullets Over Broadway, The Nance. Lincoln Center Theater: South PacificWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Happiness. City Center’s Encores! Series: On the TownStairway to Paradise and Face the Music. Manhattan Concert Productions’ one-night-only performance of Crazy for You at David Geffen Hall.  First National tour: The Producers (including the Los Angeles run at Pantages Theatre).  Eight seasons of the musical version of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. 

HPCC Group Ltd
Global Marketing
HPCC Group Ltd

For HPCC Group Ltd

– Global Director Of Marketing – Krista Tuchscherer
– Director of Partnerships and Special Projects – Shannon Kingett

David Mirvish
Producer
David Mirvish

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. Mr. 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. Mirvish Productions, founded by Mr. Mirvish in 1986, has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues throughout Canada, on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Toronto theatres have been home to such outstanding productions as Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, War Horse, Kinky Boots and Come From Away. In addition, Mirvish Productions has presented over 800 touring productions in the city of Toronto.

Sonia Friedman Productions
Producer
Sonia Friedman Productions

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

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS has developed, initiated and been lead producer of over 180 new productions and together the company has been responsible for winning 58 Olivier Awards, 34 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 Book of Mormon, West End and UK and Europe tour, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco and Hamburg Mean Girls US tour; To Kill a Mockingbird, London; The 47th, London; Jerusalem, London; Funny Girl, New York and Dreamgirls UK tour.

Forthcoming productions include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Toronto and Tokyo; Oklahoma! London; Merrily We Roll Along, New York; The Doctor, UK tour and London; The Piano Lesson, New York and Leopoldstadt, New York.

Previous theatre productions include: The Human Voice, The Shark is Broken, Leopoldstadt, Anna X, Walden and J’Ouvert as part of the Re:Emerge season, The Comeback, Uncle Vanya, Mean Girls (Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof, Rosmersholm, The Ferryman, The Inheritance, Summer and Smoke, Dreamgirls, The Jungle, All About Eve, Consent, The Birthday Party, Ink, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, A Christmas Carol, Funny Girl, Farinelli and The King, Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984, Sunny Afternoon, Bend It Like Beckham, The Nether, The River, Electra, King Charles III, Shakespeare in Love, Ghosts, Mojo, Chimerica, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Richard III, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Sunshine Boys, Hay Fever, Absent Friends, Top Girls, Betrayal, Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, The Children’s Hour, A Flea in Her Ear, La Bête, All My Sons, Private Lives, Jerusalem, A Little Night Music, Legally Blonde, Othello, Arcadia, The Mountaintop, The Norman Conquests, A View From the Bridge, Dancing at Lughnasa, Maria Friedman: Re-Arranged, La Cage aux Folles, No Man’s Land, The Seagull, Under the Blue Sky, That Face, Dealer’s Choice, Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin, In Celebration, Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Love Song, Faith Healer, Bent, Eh Joe, Donkeys’ Years, Otherwise Engaged, In Celebration, Shoot the Crow, As You Like It, The Home Place, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, By the Bog of Cats, The Woman in White, Guantanamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’, Endgame, Jumpers, See You Next Tuesday, Hitchcock Blonde, Absolutely! {Perhaps}, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Ragtime, Macbeth, What the Night Is For, Afterplay, Up for Grabs, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Noises Off, On an Average Day, A Servant to Two Masters, Port Authority, Spoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

TV productions include: Wolf Hall, Uncle Vanya, J’Ouvert (BBC), Walden and Anna X (Sky Arts) (Co-Producer), The Dresser, King Lear (Exec Producer), Dennis Kelly’s Together (BBC) (Producer). For cinema, Uncle Vanya and Walden. SFP’s productions of Hamlet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? All About Eve and Leopoldstadt have been filmed for cinema release by NT Live, with All About Eve, Hamlet and Leopoldstadt featuring on NT at Home and Hamlet on Amazon’s Great British Theatre series.

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

Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, film and television producer who founded New York and London-based Playground in 2012. Broadway productions include Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina and Tony winners Hedwig and the Angry Itch and Dear Evan Hansen. His multiple television credits include the Emmy-winning adaptation of the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning miniseries Wolf Hall starring Mark Rylance and most recently, the hit adaptation of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great & Small. As 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 Tony Kushner’s Angels in America starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honors list for services to British film, theatre and television in the U.S. 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 in controlling the international rights for the production.

Neil Blair
Producer
Neil Blair

Neil Blair is J.K. Rowling’s agent, chairman of Pottermore and founding partner of The Blair Partnership. He’s worked with J.K. Rowling for over 20 years, and in 2011 founded The Blair Partnership, a literary, entertainment and brand management agency. Prior to that Neil was VP, Head of Business Affairs, Europe at Warner Bros. Neil has worked closely with J.K. Rowling on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and represented her as co-producer through Harry Potter Theatrical Productions. For a number of years, Neil was chairman of Lumos, J.K Rowling’s international children’s charity. Neil is also Chairman of Brontë Film & TV, J.K. Rowling’s production company, responsible for Robert Galbraith’s Strike series, and The Casual Vacancy.

Pam Skinner
International Executive Producer
Pam Skinner

Pam Skinner joined Sonia Friedman Productions in 2007 and has since been privileged to work closely 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 worldwide. 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 Director
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.

Thomas Swayne
Senior Associate Producer
Thomas Swayne

Thomas Swayne initially joined Sonia Friedman Productions in 2017 in London before moving to the United States and continuing his role based in the New York office in 2018. As Associate Producer for SFP, he has worked on a variety of acclaimed productions including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Ferryman (Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play). In addition to supporting numerous shows in development, he is currently working on the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl and the international expansion of the multi-award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York, San Francisco and Toronto. Prior to joining SFP, Thomas worked for Disney Theatrical Group from 2013 to 2017 working on productions such as Aladdin, Shakespeare in Love and Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. Before moving to London, he was based in Toronto where he worked with numerous theatre companies including The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals. Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Producing from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Ryerson University.

Max Bittleston
Associate Producer
Max Bittleston

Max Bittleston initially joined SFP in 2014 and for over half a decade collaborated with a wide variety of artists and producers on a number of Olivier and Tony Award-winning shows. Specific highlights include The Jungle (London, New York & San Francisco), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre, London & Worldwide), Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Barbican, London), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre, London), The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre, London), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton & Conleth Hill (Harold Pinter Theatre, London) and All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson & Lily James (Noel Coward Theatre, London). Between 2019 and 2021, Max worked as a Producer for the award-winning 59 Productions, where he led design teams creating a number of unique digital presentations combining art and technology. Max re-joined SFP in 2021. Prior to 2014, Max worked as an independent Producer with shows at the Finborough Theatre, the Arcola Theatre and the Whitstable Playhouse.