The Harry Potter brand continues to branch out as author J.K. Rowling offered an update from rehearsals for the London stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Monday.
Rowling’s followers were treated to a sketch of wand designs for Hermoine (played by Noma Dumezweni), Harry (Jamie Parker), Ron (Paul Thornley), Draco and Harry’s wife Ginny — which look a bit different from their designs in the blockbuster movie series:
The play, set to open July 30 at the Palace Theatre, will be broken up into two parts. Written by Jack Thorne, it’s based on a story by Rowling about Potter in adulthood. The plot revolves around a grownup Potter, who is an “overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.” His youngest son Albus never wanted to inherit his family’s legacy as he and his dad are confronted with darkness from unexpected places.
The new sketch reveals the material of Ginny’s wand for the first time: it’s made of Yew, the same as Voldemort’s. Yes, Harry’s wife appears to be that unlikely source of darkness!
Preview performances begin in June ahead of the play’s late-July opening.
Rowling later revealed on Twitter that she screened “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which comes out on Nov. 18. Given the multiple heart-eyed emojis, its safe to say she’s pleased with the cut:
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