Today, the rehearsals for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begun in London and, to celebrate, its cast of 42 actors has been announced!

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender shared in a press release the names of the actors that will bring to life the magical character of J.K. Rowling on the stage for the fist time. Apart from the characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione, whom we already knew who is playing them, no other characters were confirmed at this time.

Joining Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) and Paul Thornley (Ron) are 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 complete the casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Cursed Child full cast

Among the 42 actors there are seven children who will alternate two roles (We are assuming one of them is Albus Potter, the other one could be… Rose Weasley? Lily Luna?)

Pottermore has promised to shared the names of the characters each actor is playing “very soon”.

The play’s synopsis 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.”

The Cursed Child is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany; it will open in London on July 30, 2016, with previews beginning in late May. The official script of the play will hit bookshelves on July 31st.

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