‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Images Revealed! See How Characters Look

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First public images from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" have been shared on the play's official Twitter. Pottermore

The first images of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been released with just two month until the play opens in London. Images of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter-- played by Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller and Sam Clemmett, respectively -- were shared on the official Harry Potter Play Twitter.

The first public preview shows an elderly Harry and Ginny 19 years since the last Harry Potter book left off with their son, the Cursed Child, Albus Potter. More images from the play will be released on Pottermore throughout the week leading up to the play’s opening night.

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child preview images show Parker sporting Harry’s trademark scar on his forehead and shows the character in adult attire.

“He’s wearing a suit because he’s a Ministry man, but he’s not just a bloke in a suit, that’s way too anonymous,” Parker said on Pottermore. “And it sounds strange but we talked around a lot of different suits, because there are suits and suits, and a lot of them we put on and we went ‘Mmm it’s just not right.’”

 

 

The upcoming play will pick up where readers left off in the epilogue of the original Harry Potter series. “Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up after that moment,” said Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.

In addition to Parker, Miller and Clemmett, the play will feature Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni as Hermoine Granger. The story will follow Harry’s three children, with an emphasis on Albus. There are two separate parts of the play "due to the epic nature of the story," said Rowling.

"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," reads the summary. "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."

A book version of the play will debut on the same day as the play’s premiere at the Palace Theatre. “Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances,” revealed Rowling on Pottermore.

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