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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Release Dates and Updates; Family Portraits

( [email protected] ) Jun 03, 2016 05:47 PM EDT
Harry, Ron and Hermione are all grown up with kids of their own. 19 years after the events of the story in the last movie and book, the "Boy Who Lived" is married to Ginny, and they have three magical youngsters to follow in their legacy. J.K. Rowling has been working on a script, which will become a play, and also a novel of the story called, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will be a play coming to a London theater this summer.

Harry, Ron and Hermione are all grown up with kids of their own. 19 years after the events of the story in the last movie and book, the "Boy Who Lived" is married to Ginny, and they have three magical youngsters to follow in their legacy. J.K. Rowling has been working on a script, which will become a play, and also a novel of the story called, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The official summary of the play, which will be a two-part production, reads:

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.

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This play's script isn't the sole work of J.K. Rowling, though. John Tiffany and Jack Thorne are also co-writers of the script, which will become the eighth story of the Harry Potter series.

Jamie Parker will be replacing Daniel Radcliffe as the older version of Harry, who is employed by the Ministry of Magic now. Poppy Miller will be playing his wife, Ginny. Sam Clemmett is Harry's son Albus, and this portion of the family has been released in pictures by the play's Twitter account as they count down the days to the first public preview.

 

Ron Weasley will be played by Paul Thornley, and he is married to Noma Dumezweni, who has a lot more melanin than Emma Watson. They have a daughter named Rose, played by Cherrelle Skeete.

Who can forget Draco Malfoy? He's back, too, played by Alex Price. Anthony Boyle is his son, Scorpius, which sounds pretty villainous. Will he truly be his father's son? They appear very serious in their picture.

The Cursed Child will be seen by audiences at London's Palace Theatre starting the 30th of July, and the script will be published in book form on the 31st of July, in case you can't make it to London.

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