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Expecto a glimpse behind the scenes of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' in these videos

Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco and their kids gather for behind-the-scenes videos of the new play.

Charlie Gray

The boy who lived is now the man appearing live on stage. And you don't need an invisibility cloak to see behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" thanks to these videos.

Two generations of wizards gather for a behind-the-scenes video, which shows the cast smiling for the portraits that have been released in stages this past week. As they pose together, you get a brief glimpse of the chemistry between the various members of the three families.

Jamie Parker steps into Daniel Radcliffe's wizard robes to play the adult Harry. "You don't need anything more than the scar and the glasses," says Parker of his role. "It's immeasurably exciting -- I can't wait to show it to people."

Harry's wife Ginny is played by Poppy Miller. They have have three kids, and in the photo shoot we meet the youngest, Albus, played by Sam Clemmett. Is he the cursed child of the title? He seems quite happy in the video.

Harry's childhood friends Ron and Hermione, now played by Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni, are married with a daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley, played by Cherrelle Skeete.

Their old school nemesis Draco Malfoy, now played by Alex Price, also has a son, Scorpius, played by newcomer Anthony Boyle. There's no sign yet of Scorpius' mother. Here are the portraits:

"The Cursed Child" is set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book. Based on a story by original author J.K. Rowling, the play is written by Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, with Imogen Heap providing the music. In this video, Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany give us a glimpse of rehearsals:

Previews for the two-part play begin at London's Palace Theatre on 7 June, followed by official opening performances on 30 July. If your chimney flue won't carry you all the way to the West End, a book of the script will also be available.

For more theatrical wizardry, check out CNET's behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway production of Aladdin.