Just days out from the premiere of the new Harry Potter story, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, producers have released photos of the new actors portraying the iconic roles.
And my haven’t our beloved characters grown up!
It’s fans’ first glimpse into the new Potter family, featuring Harry, his wife Ginny Weasley (or Potter now, we guess!) and their son Albus Severus Potter.
Far from the little boy we saw standing on platform 9 ¾ in the final film installment, Albus looks all grown up and ready to make his way to Hogwarts.
Sam Clemment couldn’t contain his excitement that the curtain of secrecy had been lifted as he took to Twitter on Tuesday to finally announce his role in the stage play.
“Thrilled to announce I will be playing the role of Albus Severus Potter in @HPPlayLDN :D” he wrote.
Fans couldn’t help but point out what an incredibly likeness Poppy Miller, the new Ginny, has to her younger self played by Bonnie Wright.
Even 36-year-old Jamie Parker cuts a strikingly similar figure to original Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
The story of the eagerly awaited continuation of the Harry Potter story sees Albus coping with his family’s huge legacy as he starts school at Hogwarts.
In the new tale, it’s 19 years after the final battle at the magical school, and Harry has started working at the Ministry of Magic.
Ron (played by Paul Thornley) and Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) are now married.
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Reactions to the original cast announcements back in December caused a stir because the actors didn’t seem to have enough of a likeness to their original actors.
From the second tickets went on sale to this highly anticipated West End debut, fans clamored to snag their seats.
The show sold 175,000 tickets in just 24 hours, with many fans left empty handed.
In response to overwhelming demand, J.K Rowling announced the script of the show will be available for aficionados to purchase.