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.
In this ministry of magic, news broke that it would be Noma Dumezweni, a black actress who would play the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Hogwart’s smartest student was played by Emma Watson, a white actress.
Lots of intense discussion was made following this decision for Harry Potter Play, some disagree with the choice and other stood by the decision.
Where Emma Watson who is undoubtedly the expert on Hermione character also spoken out about that decision in a tweet.
Can’t wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#harrypotterandthecursedchild #2016
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 2, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.