With just over five months to go until its opening night, the all-new Harry Potter play has finalized its cast and begun rehearsals. Producer Sonia Friedman announced the news in a Friday post on her website, in which she revealed the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast photo we've all been waiting for. Spot Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni, Paul Thornley, and even J.K. Rowling herself below.
There are 42 people in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast. Among them are "seven children who will alternate two roles," according to Friedman's press release. Although we do not know who will play which role — with the exception of the Golden Trio — we do have a full cast list for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child . From the release:
Joining Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) and Paul Thornley (Ron) are Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Christiana Hutchings, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Bili Keogh, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen and Joshua Wyatt who complete the casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Pottermore promises to reveal more cast information at a later date. In the meantime, you can read cast and crew bios at the official play website.
The play has two parts, which will be performed in matinee and evening performances on two consecutive nights. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens July 30.
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