Grab your broomsticks, ready the floo powder, we’re about to go on another adventure. J.K. Rowling has announced the eighth story, detailing the life of Harry Potter 19 years after book seven, will come to life in 2016. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a new play based on an original new story by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany will open at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016.
As the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage we’ve been informed via the website, “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. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
The play will be presented in two parts, to be seen in order on the same day or on two consecutive evenings. With preview performances potentially commencing from late May 2016. Rowling has stated in her Facebook post, “Following the reveal of the play’s artwork, it was announced that that ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will start where the seventh book left off, and is the eighth story in the series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, the play brings together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today. The play will open for priority booking on the 28th October 2015, and public booking on 30th October. Registration for priority booking is open until 25th October.”
I’m also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 23, 2015
For more information visit: http://www.harrypottertheplay.com
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