Ever since it came out, “Harry Potter” has managed to enchant everyone who comes into contact with it until today. Just recently, it was learned that the magic of “Harry Potter” will indeed continue in the new “Harry Potter” stage play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, as adult versions of Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley have finally been found.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a play in two parts, penned by the author and creator of the magical world of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.
According to Pottermore, the play centers around an adult Harry Potter, an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, and his young son, Albus Severus.
Fans may recall the young Albus from the final scene in the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part II” and from the final scene in the seventh book, where Albus, before boarding the Hogwart’s Express for the first time, became worried about being sorted into Slytherin.
According to the synopsis on Pottermore, the play will show Harry dealing with his past, while Albus has to deal with his father’s legacy.
Together, as they discover the truth behind what is going on, they both discover that “darkness comes from unexpected places”.
The play will be staged in West End, London, next summer.
Thankfully, the adult versions of the trio, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, has already been cast.
Jamie Parker will be portraying Harry, Paul Thornley will be portraying Ron, and Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni will be portraying Hermione.
Dumezweni’s casting recently became pretty controversial because of the fact that her skin color is very different from Emma Watson’s Hermione.
However, J.K. Rowling herself went on record on her official Twitter account, and stated that she loves the casting choices, as she never officially stated what Hermione’s skin color was in the books.
Rowling also told Pottermore that she is excited about the new cast for the series’ iconic trio, and can’t wait to see them bring her creations to life on stage next year.
Are you excited for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”? Would you like copies of the script to be sold, or the manuscript of the actual story? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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