We’ve known for weeks that Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley, and Noma Dumezweni (above) would be taking over the roles of Harry, Ron, & Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
But now the full cast has been announced for the upcoming stage production brought to us by author J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and writer Jack Thorne.
And there are some notable things about the cast…
First off, ch-ch-check out the list of the entire 42-person cast for the production (below):
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.
Wow!! That is one major production!
The initial announcement of the cast includes a handful of teens, and even seven child actors that will undoubtedly be next in the line of Potters and Weasleys!
The announcement doesn’t go far enough to actually reveal which child actors are playing what roles, unfortunately.
But with this many butts in seats and hearts devoted to the source material, we’re bound to see one or two of these unknowns rocket to stardom…
This whole thing is sure to be quite the experience — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premiere in the West End at the Palace Theatre in London in July!
[Image via Manuel Harlan/Pottermore.]