New Character Portraits Released for “Cursed Child” London
As has become a tradition in the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the incoming Year 4 London cast has been posing for their official cast portraits ahead of their first performance at the Palace Theatre.
With less than a day to go until the new members of the company take to the stage, these character portraits are the first time that fans get to see the actors in full costume.
First of the new family portraits is the Potter family. Dominic Short has joined the cast as Albus Potter, with Jamie Ballard and Susie Trayling continuing in their roles as Harry and Ginny Potter.
Next up is the Granger-Weasley family. Thomas Aldridge, who plays Ron Weasley, is also continuing in his role. Aldridge is joined by new cast members Michelle Gayle (Hermione Granger) and Rayxia Ojo (Rose Granger-Weasley) for the fourth year of the play.
Last, but by no means least, the Malfoy family sees James Howard and Jonathan Case continue in their roles of Draco and Scorpius Malfoy.
For Short, Ojo, and Gayle, Wednesday, May 22 will see them step into their roles for the first time onstage at the Palace Theatre. They will be joining a 42-member cast to help bring the magic of Cursed Child to life.
Speaking about being in costume for the first time, Short revealed that he used to pretend to be Harry Potter when he was younger, before sharing his excitement to be playing Albus in Cursed Child:
Being in costume for the first time, with my hair done and all that, everything suddenly feels real. Yeah, it’s all these dreams come true!
Check out the video below to see what the other new and returning cast members have to say about being part of this magical show (including Aldrige’s interesting opinion of his costume)!
— Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (@HPPlayLDN) 21 May 2019
The 42-member Year 4 company will have its first performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on May 22. To see the cast in action, fans can purchase tickets for performances of the two-part play up until January 2020 on the official website. There is also a chance to purchase £40 tickets to Part One and Part Two through the Friday Forty lottery.