Meet the New Members of the Cast of “Cursed Child” London

Get your wands ready to welcome the Year 4 cast of the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, who will be stepping onto the stage at the Palace Theatre in May.

New to the cast are Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley), and Dominic Short (Albus Potter). They will be joining Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), Susie Trayling (Ginny Potter), Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley), James Howard (Draco Malfoy), and Jonathon Case (Scorpius Malfoy), all of whom are continuing in their roles.


Back row from left to right: Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley), Dominic Short (Albus Potter), Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter), and Susie Trayling (Ginny Weasley). Front row from left to right: Jonathan Case (Scorpius Malfoy), James Howard (Draco Malfoy), Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger), and Thomas Aldridge (Ron Weasley).


The new additions to the cast will form part of the staggering 42-member company (pictured below), who will have their first performance on May 22.



Speaking about the new cast members, UK associate director Pip Minnithorpe revealed that he is excited to see what they will bring to the characters.

We have lots of exciting new actors coming into the company, and all of those actors will bring a fresh take on the characters that we know and love.

Michelle Gayle, who is taking on the role of Hermione Granger, has also spoken about what it means to be playing such a well-loved character.

It’s such an honor to join the cast. And daunting. It’s a massive responsibility.

Watch the video below to see what else Gayle, and other members of the cast, had to say about the fourth year of Cursed Child.



If you would like to see the fourth-year cast in action, a new wave of tickets for the West End production will be released on April 2. Tickets will be available to purchase for performances up to January 19, 2020, with tickets priced from just £15 per part. Tickets can be purchased from the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website.

Press Release





Rehearsals began this week for the fourth West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start performances at the Palace Theatre in London on 22 May 2019 following the final performance from the current cast on 19 May 2019.

Joining the company are Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger, Rayxia Ojo as her daughter Rose Granger-Weasley and Dominic Short as Albus Potter. Continuing company members include Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

They are joined by cast members Lola Adaja, David Annen, Valerie Antwi, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Robert Curtis, Tim Dewberry, Rachelle Diedericks, Blythe Duff, Antony Eden, Jim Fish, Thomas Gilbey, Elliot Grihault, Rosie Hilal, Joseph Horsford, Mia Hudson, William Lawlor, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ronnie Lee, Ryan J Mackay, Lucy Mangan, David Mara, Barry McCarthy, Marcus McKinlay, Kathryn Meisle, Gordon Millar, Duncan Shelton, Molly Shenker, Luke Sumner, Mark Theodore, Emma-May Uden, Madeleine Walker and Maddy Yates who complete the 42-strong company playing a variety of characters, including seven children who will alternate two roles.

New tickets for the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will next be released on 2 April 2019 for performances at the Palace Theatre until 19 January 2020. Tickets are priced from £15 per part, and for every performance, there are over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one play presented in two parts, is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London. It is also now playing at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway and at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in Australia. A further North American production will open at San Francisco’s Curran in autumn 2019 and, in spring 2020, a German language version of the play – marking its first non-English language production - will open at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

Details of all productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found at

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, directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe, and casting by Julia Horan CDG.

The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an album of music from the internationally acclaimed stage production, is now available in stores as well as digitally, released by Sony Music Masterworks. The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap. It is presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play’s theatrical acts. This unique new album format from Imogen Heap chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For more information, visit

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

The regular performance schedule is as follows - Monday – no performance, Tuesday – no performance, Wednesday - 2 pm Part One & 7.30pm Part Two, Thursday – 7.30pm Part One, Friday – 7.30pm Part Two, Saturday – 2pm Part One & 7.30pm Part Two, Sunday – 1pm Part One & 6.30pm Part Two.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has partnered with TodayTix for [t]he Friday Forty, the production’s Lottery for Patrons to apply for some of the very best seats in the theatre priced at £40 (£20 per part) which will secure a seat for both Part One and Part Two on consecutive performances. Patrons can enter any time from 12.01am every Monday, through to 1 pm that Friday, when entries will close. Winners will be notified between 1 pm and 5 pm that day, and have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets for both Part One and Part Two on consecutive performances the following week. For further details and to enter [t]he Friday Forty, visit the official website or download the TodayTix app for iOS or Android. The Friday Forty is operated by TodayTix.

Returned and other late-release tickets may also become available at short notice. Any tickets that do become available will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, online or in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office.

Details of any other ticket releases will continue to be listed on the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website, social media channels and the official newsletter.

Kathryn Meisle is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!