Producers have released the first photos of actors in costume for the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which begins previews June 7 for Part One and June 9 for Part Two.
The show is opening “cold” at the Palace Theatre in the West End without a tryout, so the show is conducting an unusually long preview period. The official opening is scheduled for July 30.
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 Thorne, directed by Tiffany. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented onstage.
Check out the studio photos of the actors wearing the costumes designed by Katrina Lindsay:
First Look! See Your Favorite Characters Come To Life in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Here's how the story is described in production notes: “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 and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.