If you haven’t heard the good news already, the Harry Potter tales are about to continue.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open in London theatres in less than two months and the play’s official Twitter has just leaked some very exciting information.
While you might remember Ron Weasley as a haphazard ginger haired young boy and Hermione Granger as a frizzy haired know it all, their characters are looking very different nowadays.
The actors who will be playing Ron, Hermione and their daughter Rose-Granger-Weasley have finally been revealed and we couldn’t be happier with the directors decision.
Ron Weasley will be played by Paul Thornley, Hermione by Noma Dumezweni and Cherelle Skeete will portray Rose Granger-Weasley.
While this family portrait might be a million miles away from the depiction of the characters in the Warner Bros films, we are happy that this step has been taken.
Paul Thornley said. “Ron is married to Hermione Granger and they’re now the Granger-Weasleys. Their magnificent daughter Rose Granger-Weasley is about to start at Hogwarts, which is obviously a big day for everyone.”
J.K. Rowling says that Rose takes after her mother, but is “more secure, more grounded.”
“She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply loveable,” she said.
If this snippet of information is anything to go by, the show is going to be a resounding success.
The play opens at Palace Theatre London in July 2016 with preview performances from June 2016.