Harry Potter and the Cursed Child casts Franc Ashman as new Hermione
In a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, the production confirmed that Ashman will join the cast this month, with Alexis playing her final performance on 11 July.
We're thrilled to announce that Franc Ashman will be playing the role of Hermione Granger in #CursedChildLDN from 12 July. The wonderful Nicola Alexis' last performance will be on 11 July.
— Cursed Child Play (@HPPlayLDN) July 3, 2018
Ashman was most recently seen on stage in Nine Night at the National Theatre, and has other theatre credits including The Twilight Zone at the Almeida, The Royale at the Bush and Pornography at the Tricycle.
Directed by John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written by Jack Thorne and JK Rowling and first premiered in London in 2016, going on to win the most Olivier Awards in history. The production continues the Harry Potter story, set after the conclusion of the seventh book and following Harry's relationship with his son Albus.
It features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe.