"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the eighth Potter story and the series' first stage play, opens July 30 at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling collaborates with playwright Jack Thorne ("Let the Right One In") and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany for the two-part play, which continues the story of boy wizard Harry Potter, now a husband and father, and his son, Albus, as the two struggle with the weight of the past.
See the actors in the first cast photos for "The Cursed Child," which opens in previews Tuesday, June 7.
Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Rose Granger-Weasley
From left, Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley, Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione Granger and Cherrelle Skeete will play Rose Granger-Weasley.
Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione Granger. Dumezweni recently played the title character in the show "Linda." In 2006, she won an Olivier award for her performance in "A Raisin in the Sun." Dumezweni has also appeared in the television show "Doctor Who" as Captain Magambo.
Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley. Thornley has previously appeared in "A Chorus of Disapproval," "London Road," and "It's a Wonderful Life," in theaters, both in London and New York City.
Cherrelle Skeete will be playing Rose Granger-Weasley. Skeete previously appeared in the movie "Danny and the Human Zoo," which also happened to star "Harry Potter" actors Evanna Lynch and Oliver and James Phelps. Skeete was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Harry Potter, Albus Potter and Ginny Potter
From left, Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter, Sam Clemmett will play Albus Potter and Poppy Miller will play Ginny Potter.
Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter. Parker has appeared in shows in both London and New York City, including "The History Boys," "Guys and Dolls," and "As You Like It." He also appeared in the film version of "The History Boys."
Poppy Miller will play Ginny Potter. Miller has appeared in theaters in Sydney, London and New York City, in plays including "Water," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "Macbeth." Miller's film credits include "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "What You Will."
Sam Clemmett will play Albus Potter. Clemmett's theater credits include "Lord of the Flies," "Wendy and Peter Pan," and "Accolade." Clemmett has also appeared in films and television shows including "Burn the Clock" and "The Musketeers."