New casting has been announced for hit West End play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

Suffragette actor Jamie Ballard will play Harry Potter alongside Susie Trayling as Ginny Potter and Joe Idris-Roberts as their son Albus Potter.

Jamie Ballard’s extensive theatre credits include Scenes from an Execution, Antigone, Warhorse, Saint Joan, Emperor and Galilean and Some Trace of Her for the National Theatre and numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. TV roles include Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, The Holow Crown II and Sons of Liberty.

Susie Trayling’s most recent credits include Iphigenia Quartet, Idomeneus and Vanya for the Gate Theatre and Joe Idris-Roberts is currently playing the title role in Pinochio at the National Theatre.

Also joining the cast will be Jonathan Case who makes his prefessional stage debut as Scorpius Malfoy.

Continuning in the cast are Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley, Rakie Ayola as Hermione Granger, Helen Aluko as Rose Granger-Weasley and James Howard as Draco Malfoy.

They are joined by cast members Rosemary Annabella, David Annen, Jordan Bamford, Emma Bown, Adrian Christopher, Craig Connolly, Danny Dalton, Leah Haile, April Hughes, Martin Johnston, Gareth Kennerley, Susan Lawson-Reynolds, Ryan J Mackay, David Mara, Dylan Mason, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, James McGregor, Annette McLaughlin, Tom Peters, James Phoon, Eve Ponsonby, Kate Russell-Smith, Sinéad Sharkey, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Mark Theodore and Joshua Wyatt.

The new cast began rehearsals this week and their first performance will be on 23 May 2018.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, told in two parts.

The Olivier Award winning production has recently transferred to Broadway starring original cast members Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy).

The next booking phase is due to go on sale 5 April for performances from 16 January 2019 until 7 April 2019 at the Palace Theatre, London.