Social Media Roundup: Happy Trails to the Original Cast of “Cursed Child”

In this special edition of Social Media Roundup, we’re saying goodbye to the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Members of the company who have been with the show since it opened at the Palace Theatre in 2016 and who followed it to Broadway in 2018 have been sharing their goodbyes with fans on social media this week. Here’s what they had to say about their experience of Cursed Child and working with one another. Prepare to get emotional!

Noma Dumezweni, who originated the role of Hermione Granger, had a lot to say about her castmates in a series of posts on Instagram. Here’s what she had to say about her fellow members of the golden trio, Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley).

 

 

 

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Every group of people has a Unicorn… right? No? well we do! #JamieParker I first worked with him when he was fresh out of drama school – when we met on this gig I screamed, hadn’t seen him in ten years… History boys had taken his world, alongside HenryV. He’s the most beautiful father and theatre geek you’ll ever come across – Jigsaws make him happy (giant ones, lots of pieces) and he can blush to high heaven. Jamie – your care for what’s happening in the world can make you sad, and I love that deeply about You! cos you do know who Harry is… Deep in your marrow – (he’s read the books at least 6 times in The last three years..😯) He’s intensely shy in a crowd and can sing like a dream while doing a cryptic crossword! We share wig time and giggles, if Thornley’s on stage, we sometimes can’t look each other in the eye – the twinkle is fabulous!!! Babes – I’ll see you on another gig, cos… we just will. And a garden party somewhere!!! Love. Always. And cowboy boots! 😂😉💛💛💛😘 #HarryPotter @hpplayus @hpplayldn

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And there was nothing but lovely words and adorable photos for the other “grown-ups wizards” of the original cast, Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter) and Alex Price (Draco Malfoy).

 

 

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Yes my heart loves this company – And there’s a little corner of it that will ALWAYS be Grateful for this One – @popskiemski You are the best person/woman/creative a gal could share a dressing room for two years with. You’ve seen me cry in frustration/anger/confusion and HELD me in a space of love. Every. Time. We flow well in our room. When you can be quiet with someone and not overthinking – I think that’s love. Because the laughter and minxiness that we’ve had I couldn’t have written. And You MUST write!!! You are an observer of Hearts and minds. A true Ally for this Black Woman – asking questions to understand and sharing answers for my understanding. I LOVE YOU soo freaking much Pops. You’ve held my Heart on this Gig. And our Girls have got Great Aunties!!! Blabbing now…😭💛 @hpplayus @hpplayldn #ginnyweasley

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Noma also shared her love for the actors who portrayed the new generation of Potters, Granger-Weasleys, and Malfoys.

 

 

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#MyBroadwayBabies @sam_clemmett #albuspotter Oh My LOVE!!!! Dear Sam Clemmet – in this world, our demographics makes us miles apart in life and experience, And YET I can’t imagine anyone else I’m so in awe of because of the Breadth of Your Heart… In this 3 years of Company – ALL the actors know YOU are the Glue that’s held our storytelling together, always, always true, and beyond effing generous. You hold us in a place of comfort and stability and we can jump off from your love! Mate. Mate. Mate!!! There’s a reason I saved the Best for last… You’re a gifted bugger and I can’t wait to see what more is coming and unfolding into Your world. I SEE YOU Dear Heart. 🥰🥰🥰💛 and I Thank You! @hpplayldn @hpplayus

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#MyBroadwayBabies @anthonyboyle #scorpiusmalfoy – Sweet Jesus… How do You do It?! Divine Creativity IN ACTION. You’re a funny bastard with a huge freaking heart, when you share it All is well in the word. Fearless. Challenging and Proper IRISH!!! The other non-Brit, Brit! You and @sam_clemmett have shown me what true platonic love is. And it’s beautiful. I’m just in awe. Our little 4 min catchup in act 4 before stepping back on stage is one of my daily show treasures… I wish you All that you wish for yourself and like every other fucker that’s witness to your work – can’t wait to see what unfolds for You. Yer Bugger, I love You!! 🤷🏾‍♀️💛 And of course, any advice you need… 😂 @hpplayus @hpplayldn

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Other members of the cast also took to social media to say their goodbyes.

Seemingly still in character, Jamie Parker responded to leaving Cursed Child in what is probably the most Harry-ish way possible.

 

 

 

It’s not just Albus and Scorpius who developed a friendship in Cursed Child. Actors Sam Clemmett and Anthony Boyle have also become firm friends during their time with the show.

 

 

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Three years ago I first met you in a small rehearsal room in Soho before the process began. I walked in, saw the slight frame of a young man and thought, “shit that’s him… This is who I’m going on this year long journey with”. 3 years on, here we are, on Broadway, telling this story and I couldn’t be more thankful to have shared this entire experience with you. As an actor, you are a force to be reckoned with. Watching you sculpt your Scorpius Malfoy right before my very eyes is a process I will never forget. You inspire me as an artist and I have learnt so much from you. But more importantly, as a friend, I couldn’t have done this without you. You are a friend for life and wherever the hell you are on this earth, you won’t be getting rid of me. I will still send you a voice note asking what I should have for dinner at 11pm. Thank you for the laughs, the tears and most importantly the beers. You are the Scorpius to my Albus and quite frankly I couldn’t have asked for a better pal and actor to play with. I hope one day we get to play again… but not too soon because, quite frankly, you’re doing my fucking head in. Friends…. ALWAYS. Love you @anthonyboyle #cursedchild #finalday #soppyasshit

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Every end is a new beginning. Thank you for everything ⚡️

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As well as sharing a final photo of his Scorpius wig, Anthony Boyle chose to thank those who made his Cursed Child journey possible, producer Sonia Freidman and creators John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. He also took the opportunity to ask a favor of J.K. Rowling herself.

 

 

 

And finally, the official Cursed Child Broadway Twitter account hit everybody in the feels with this video of the final curtain call for the cast.

 

 

We’re not crying – it’s just something in our eyes…

 

 

Best of luck to this wonderful original cast from everyone here at MuggleNet, and thank you for taking these characters from the page to the stage.

Now, we can’t wait to see what the Year 2 Broadway cast and Year 4 West End cast bring to these roles!