British actress Noma Dumezweni has been chosen to play Hermione Granger in the West End theater production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, joining co-stars Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley and Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, BuzzFeed reports.
The play’s leads boast extensive theater backgrounds. Dumezweni has starred in more than a dozen London productions and is the winner of a Laurence Olivier Award, while Parkhar
er was in the original cast of The History Boys. Thornley has performed in stage productions It’s a Wonderful Life and South Pacific, among others, but it perhaps best known for his appearance in the 2012 movie Les Miserables.
In the latest production—based on a story by Rowling and written by Jack Thorne—Harry, Hermione and Ron are adults working at the Ministry of Magic. The play will be directed by John Tiffany and will debut at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016.
This comes at a good time following John Boyega’s role in Star Wars good to see that film and theatre are slowly coming around to the idea that talent should come before colour