New Delhi: Harry Potter fans have a reason to rejoice as a new play, titled Harry Potter And the Cursed Child, is all set for the stage in the next three days. For those of you without tickets, make do with the first looks of the characters being shared on Twitter. The latest in the series is the Granger-Weasley family.
- The play is set 19 years after the events of The Deathy Hallows
- The Cursed Child is pitched as the eighth story in the bestselling series
- The theatrical event will take place in two halves
Say hello to Ron, Hermione and their daughter Rose:
Les Miserables actor Paul Thornley plays the freckle-faced Ron Weasley:
Macbeth actress Noma Dumezweni plays Hermione:
Cherrelle Skeete plays Hogwarts fresher Rose Granger Weasley. Cherrelle has various stage appearances to her credit. Besides which, she has acted in television shows like Ordinary Lies and Call the Midwife.
The producers earlier publicized the first look of the Potters:
Valkyrie actor Jamie Parker is Harry Potter, 19 years later, the theatre version:
Poppy Miller stars as Ginny Potter:
And here's their youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, played by Sam Clemmett:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and is pitched as the eighth part to the bestselling series. The theatrical event is in two halves and is based on a new story by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Here's a synopsis of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.