"My childhood was spent reading her books, they say kids who read #harrypotter ended up having a stronger moral compass. I've lost count of the number of times I've waved an imaginary wand in the air and shouted Expecto Patronum! and felt every bit the witch or the wizard that Harry, Ron & Hermione were!" wrote Sonam Kapoor on Instagram.
Launch parties for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were held hours after the play's premiere in London, setting the stage for a return of the series that has captivated readers and movie audiences worldwide
Arriving for the opening gala, creator JK Rowling told the Press Association that she was "so happy" that fans had heeded her pleas to keep the plot a secret, and said she hoped the play would one day appear on Broadway
"You've been amazing for years at keeping Harry Potter secrets so you didn't spoil the books for readers who came after you," Ms Rowling said in the video message
"With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot," she told the newspaper. "But what can you say? That's the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job," said JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the seventh and final book in the series by JK Rowling, which have sold more than 450 million copies since 1997 and been adapted into eight films
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the time of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and is pitched as the eighth part to the bestselling series
The 25-year-old actress voiced her support for the casting of a black Hermione, which otherwise received strong reactions from fans on internet. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play and is based on a new original story by Ms Rowling
The 'theatrical event' in two halves is billed as the eighth part of the series. The synopsis read, "It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children"
"I'm very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ," she posted on Twitter