Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in the beloved franchise, will be kicking off performances in June 2016 and the lead cast was just announced!
The show will be featuring Harry, Ron, and Hermione as adults and Jamie Parker (pictured to the right) will take on the title role in the play.
“I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer,” author and playwright J.K. Rowling said in a statement.
Here is the synopsis of the play: “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.”
Performances start on June 7, 2016 and there are two parts to the play, which can be seen separately or on the same day.