Initial casting for the eagerly anticipated production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been announced.
The eighth story, divided into two parts is set 19 years after Harry has defeated Voldemort, allowing people to revisit the world that Rowling created to huge success.
Now the cast for the three central characters Ron, Hermione and Harry has been confirmed. The production will see Paul Thornley (London Road) play Ron, Noma Dumezweni (currently starring in Linda at the Royal Court Theatre) as Hermione and Jamie Parker (Guys and Dolls) as adult Harry. The rest of the cast who will be joining them have yet to be confirmed.
Written by Rowling and Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, the production will be the first original Harry Potter story to be told on stage for audiences to experience live.
The story will see Harry, who is now the father of three school age children and working at the Ministry of Magic, struggling with his past and his youngest son Albus dealing with a family legacy that he didn’t want. Together, they soon learn an uncomfortable truth: that darkness can appear from unexpected places.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will feature set designs by Christine Jones costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison and musical supervision by Martin Lowe.
The show is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions,Colin Callender‘s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open for previews at the Palace Theatre from the 7th June, before both plays officially opening on the 30th July. To book tickets for the production visit this link.