The upcoming “Harry Potter” stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is set to begin previews next week and brand new photos of the cast members in character were released via Pottermore! The photos show Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus Potter, son of Harry played by Jamie Parker, and Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based n an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The stage play comes from Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer and is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Parker spoke about his character, the famous Potter, saying,
“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, 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’.”
Parker also spoke about putting on the character’s glasses and scar and the legacy that comes with them.
“They’re just iconic. These are stories that people have lived with for their whole lives, they’ve grown up with and now they’re adults re-joining the tale, picking it up where they left off and I’m one of them. In a sense you don’t need more than the scar and the glasses, you kind of go, “there it is” and I don’t really know how to put it into words, it’s just immeasurably exciting and I can’t wait to show it to people…It’s a unique gig in the sense that you have seven volumes of backstory that you get to bring on with you. And we were all very keen to make sure that the first time you see Harry it just feels right.”
There will be a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of the new stage play. Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will feature a version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances.