New cast weave their spell in Potter play

Portraits have been released featuring the new cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at London’s Palace Theatre.

Seen in character for the first time are Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Nicola Alexis as Hermione Granger, Joe Idris-Roberts as Albus Potter and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.

They are joined by Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne.

It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

The production received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre, and tickets are available for shows up to April 7, 2019.

The new cast of actors will have their first performance on May 23.

Pictured from left: Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Joe Idris-Roberts (Albus Potter) and Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter).

Picture credits: Charlie Gray