You’ve met Harry, Ron, and Hermione—now meet their children.
The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—the eighth Potter story from J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and writer Jack Thorne—and among the 42-person ensemble joining Jamie Parker (Harry), Paul Thornley (Ron), and Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) are the young actors tapped to play the trio’s assorted kids.
The full cast contains a handful of teens and seven child actors who will likely tackle the next generation of Potters and Weasleys, but the initial announcement on Pottermore merely teases that those roles have yet to be revealed. A dissection of the cast photo suggests a slew of young people who could be obvious choices for the Potter children (Albus, James, and Lily) and the Weasleys (Rose and Hugo), as well as their cohort classmates…and muggles.
The cast is as follows: Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Christiana Hutchings, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Bili Keogh, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen and Joshua Wyatt.
Another point worth noting in the cast announcement is the sheer size of it: At 42, the company could rival a full-blown musical. With a 14-person creative team and the knowledge that the play will be presented in two parts, all signs point to Cursed Child as a production of massive scale and scope—just as the wizarding world should be.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premieres in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre in July. For those who can’t make it to London, the script will be published as a book.