"Welcome To Hogwarts!" Fans React To Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Screw the critics reviews, when it comes to getting the lowdown on the opening night of the new play THAT EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT, the fans feelings are the only thing that matters...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play

Update 8 June 2016:

Harry Potter and the whole Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling have held a special place in our hearts since we first picked up 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and read chapter one.

We shed tears of real pain when both Dumbledore and Dobby died and were left numb when we closed the seventh and final book for the very last time.

But most importantly, we know we weren't alone in these deep emotional times, and our fellow fans were grieving and celebrating along with us ever step of the way.

That's why we trusted your reactions to the opening night of Part One of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' above any stuffy theatre critic... and BOY does it look like it was a magical night!

 
 

The first public preview of #HarryPotterPlay #CursedChild has just started. Welcome to Hogwarts! #KeepTheSecrets

A photo posted by HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild (@hpplayldn) onJun 7, 2016 at 11:30am PDT

 

 

My life has been leading up to this for the last 9 years #cursedchild

A photo posted by Alex (@alexxharper) onJun 7, 2016 at 11:27am PDT

Meet the Weasley-Grangers! Ron and Hermione Have A NEW Addition To Their Family: 

The first pictures of Harry Potter's best friends 19 years later have been revealed as 'The Cursed Child' gets set to hit the West End. 

'The Cursed Child', a theatre production of JK Rowling's Harry Potter story, has teased some fantastic pre-show shots of the Potters, Harry, Ginny and Albus, the cursed child himself in costume on its Facebook page. 

Now the first pictures of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have been unveiled too!

Actors Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweniare seen in full costume in brand new pictures which show the Weasley-Granger family in its entirety. 

The latest addition to Ron and Hermione's family is their daughter Rose, played by Cherrelle Skeete. The actress, who appeared in 'Call The Midwife', flashes a devilish grin as she stand proudly in her Hogwarts uniform.

Meanwhile, actor Sam Clemmett has been revealed as Albus Severus Potter, aka The Cursed Child and Poppy Miller takes on the role of Ginny Potter - Harry's wife.

This is the first time we've seen Jamie Parker as Harry Potter resplendent with his notorious lightning scar.

"There's much I could say about Sam-as-Albus, but we'd be into spoiler territory so quickly I'll just say we couldn't have cast better," J.K. Rowling told Pottermore .

Pottermore  will be releasing more images of the cast throughout the week.

Previews of the theatre show start on 7th June at London's Palace Theatre. 

'The Cursed Child', JK Rowling's stage version of the next installment of the Harry Potter story (which is set to feature Ron, Harry and Hermione as grown-ups) has finally revealed a picture of the plays entire cast. The picture of the full cast of actors was published to the official Pottermore Twitter account as they announced rehearsals kicked off this week.  

The 56-strong group, which includes creatives, actors and members of the production team, are lead by the author of the original books J.K. Rowling, who sits front of group in green.

The picture comes  after it was announced that Jamie Parker (currently playing Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls) is set to play Harry while Paul Thornley will play Ron and Noma Dumezweni will take on the role of Hermione.

Today, JK Rowling responded to the small pocket of people annoyed about the Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni being cast as Hermione in the new play. She tweeted: "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione."

Rowling also told Harry Potter website and fanbase, Pottermore: "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."

Read More: J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Favourite Harry Potter Chapter…And It's A Tearjerker!

The two-part play (to be watched either as a matinee then evening show or over two consecutive nights) is set 19 years after the seven-part book series ended and casts Potter as an "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three school-age children", according to the play’s website.

"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."

This just makes us want to read the books all over again...

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