The first images of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast in costume were released on Tuesday, revealing that Sam Clemmett will be playing Albus Severus Potter and Poppy Miller as Harry Potter’s wife, Ginny Potter.
The official Twitter account of the upcoming play shared the pictures close to two months before the show opens on July 30. The images, taken by Charlie Gray, shows an older Harry and Ginny and their son, Albus.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
From the official website:
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.
— Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) May 31, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will officially premiere in London’s Palace Theater on July 30. Previews begin later this month.
And if you can’t make it over to the West End to see the show, look for the script book to hit shelves on July 31 (which also happens to be Harry Potter’s birthday).