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(Photo: Emma Watson)

Daniel Radcliffe might not have seen it yet, but Hogwarts classmate Emma Watson has jumped at the chance to see a preview of new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End.

Her verdict? “AMAZING”. In a post on Facebook yesterday, she wrote, “Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films. Having seen it I felt more connected to Hermione and the stories than I have since Deathly Hallows came out”.

Representing J.K. Rowling‘s latest installment of the Harry Potter saga, the play is set 19 years after the books’ events, and finds Emma’s erstwhile character Hermione Granger married to Ron Weasley with a daughter, Rose.

And yes, she does look a little different. She’s played by Noma Dumezweni, an English actress who’s previously played Captain Erisa Magambo alongside David Tennant‘s Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who. 


She’s Hermione through and through however, and certainly got Emma’s approval.

“Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be alright, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting (and emotional)! The cast and crew welcomed me like I was family and Noma was everything I could ever hope she would be. She’s wonderful. The music is beautiful… I could go on…”

The whole thing had her a little overwhelmed:

Aww. We love that hashtag. Noma was quick to return the compliment too:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on July 30.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.