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Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley) and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley)

Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley) and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley)

First look: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’s new cast portraits

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 20 May 2019, Last Updated 20 May 2019

There are some new students at Hogwarts practising their Wingardium Leviosas, Expelliarmus and Expecto Patronums, as the latest cast pictures have been released for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. Featuring the first official photos of Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, these portraits (photographed by Charlie Gray) show both the new and returning lead cast members.

Hitting the stage for their first performance on Wednesday 22 May will be:


l-r Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter) and Dominic Short (Albus Potter)

Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Dominic Short as Albus Potter.



Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley) and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley)

Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley and Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley.



l-r Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy) and James Howard (Draco Malfoy)

James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the classic Harry Potter series, and the first official stage adaptation. Performed in two separate parts, the story is set nineteen years after the last book ended and follows the story of the Potter gang and their children, who are now themselves going off to Hogwarts.

l-r Dominic Short (Albus Potter), Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy) and Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley)l-r Dominic Short (Albus Potter), Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy) and Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley)

Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.  On Thursdays, there is an evening performance of Part One and on Fridays an evening performance of Part Two. On those days tickets to each part can be bought together or separately.  Tickets for Wednesday matinee and Wednesday evening performances can also be bought together or separately.

The most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.


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The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play.


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