Noma Dumezweni reads the second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home.

Noma Dumezweni, who originated the stage version of Hermione in the original London and Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, narrates Harry’s zoo trip, where it becomes clear his scar isn’t the only unusual thing about him.

So, once again, get comfy and enjoy! You can register with the Harry Potter Fan Club to get all the latest updates on further video readings too. And to learn more about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, visit the official website.

To watch Daniel Radcliffe read Chapter One - step this way. Or when you're ready for Chapter Three, read by Eddie Redmayne, you can find him here.

Now at home with her daughter during this pause period, Noma said helping to read the first Harry Potter book felt like such a generous thing to be a part of. ‘Being told a story one loves is always a pleasure,’ she said. ‘And being allocated chapters not knowing who else would be involved feels like a lovely game! I’m very happy with mine, how could you not be?’

Look forward to more famous faces and friends of the Wizarding World (and beyond!) to help us to read through all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone over the upcoming weeks. Read more about our future contributors here.


You may notice some wonderful drawings representing the second chapter during the read-through. Look forward to more artwork in every chapter and read below to see how you can get involved in contributing yourself.

You can also listen to ‘The Vanishing Glass’ on Spotify if you fancy an audio-only version.

Chapter Two: ‘The Vanishing Glass’ – Further reading and new activities

Now that you’ve refreshed your memory of J.K. Rowling’s second chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers), here’s more about ‘The Vanishing Glass’.

By our mathematics skills, that would give us fifteen chapters to go, so please do send us your interpretations of famous scenes from those chapters via the hashtag #HarryPotterAtHome to @WizardingWorld’s Twitter account. Submitting your artwork this way ensures the Harry Potter At Home project absolutely has your permission to use your pieces online.

You can check out our rules and guidelines to submitting here and an important note to all parent and guardians that you must submit your children’s art on their behalf.

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Harry Potter At Home

Harry Potter At Home is our way of bringing the magic into people’s homes, casting a Banishing Charm on boredom. These special video readings are just one of the many things you can do at home with us, whether alone or with your friends or family. Our new Harry Potter At Home project is very much a team effort, combining the resources of Harry Potter UK and US publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, Warner Bros., leading spoken-word producer and provider Audible, our numerous library suppliers, library supplier OverDrive, streaming platform Spotify, and of course, our very own magic-makers here at