New cast photos for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ the sequel play to the worldwide sensation Harry Potter Series, whose previews begin at London’s Palace Theater on June 7th, have been released.
And, hello Potter family! Or, at least part of it.
Though James and Lily (the other two Potter children) are not featured, Harry, Ginny and, yes, Albus Severus Potter make an appearance in the family portrait.
Actor Sam Clemmett will play Albus Severus Potter, while Poppy Miller will take on the role of Ginny Potter – Harry’s wife. Jamie Parker had previously been announced as Harry Potter, though this is the first time we’re seeing him in character.
The official website has this to say about the plot 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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
The play is based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and was written by Jack Throne.
More photos of the cast members in costume will be released later this week.