The first pictures of the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have been released. The story will take place a few decades after the last book by J.K. Rowling and it will be released as a book on July 31st.
By Laurens Bammens
Nine years after the seventh Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling decided to pick her pen back up and continue the story of Harry Potter. According to the summary on the official website (http://www.harry
The actors and the first pictures are now revealed for the public. The cast will not be the same as those of the film, since the character are now much older. Harry Potter will be played by Jamie Parker. He is known on the big screen for his role in the 2008 adaptation of ‘Valkyrie’ with Tom Cruise. Harry’s wife Ginny Weasley will be played by Poppy Miller. Sam Clemmett will take the role of young Albus Potter. Noma Dumezweni will play Hermoine and Paul Thornley will play Ron. Anthony Boyle will go on stage as Scorpius Malfoy, the son of former antagonist Draco Malfoy.
The play will be released in two parts, to be seen on the same day (morning and evening) or on two consecutive days. According to the website, the eight story in the series was too long to fit into one traditional play. So far, the play will only be performed in London. No information is released whether there will be an international tour.
The screenplay was not written by J. K. Rowling, but she did collaborate with the writers. Jack Thorne wrote the playwright. The director for the play will be John Tiffany, who is also one of the writers.
It is the first time they show Jamie Parker as Harry Potter. Rowling told Pottermore: ‘He simply is Harry now. There’s a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.’ Sam Clemmett appears in the picture with black Hogwarts robes, not revealing to which house he belongs to. Something the fans have been waiting for since the epilogue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There, Albus expressed his concern for being sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, like his father.