42 Actors Cast for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play

By Maryann Yin Comment

Rowling & Cursed Child Cast (GalleyCat)Forty two actors have been cast for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show. Last year, it was announced that Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter, Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley, and Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione Granger.

Here’s more from the Pottermore announcement: “Please welcome 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 make up the entire cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Among these names are seven child actors who will alternate between roles.”

The Guardian reports that the opening date for this two-part theatrical production has been set for July 2016. The story takes place nineteen years after the events of the Battle of Hogwarts. Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling revealed over at the Pottermore website that this project will serve as the eighth story of her beloved book series. Follow this link to watch a video that showcases artwork from the play. (via TIME)