Story Details Revealed for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Stage Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth official story featuring Harry Potter, and it's the first stage production for the magical franchise. Thanks to Pottermore, we have the first official synopsis, which offers fans their first story details.
A lot has obviously happened since we last saw Harry at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters sending his kids James Sirius and Albus Severus off to Hogwarts. The next chapter in the saga explores Harry’s life in the aftermath of that. Here are the details:
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.
It sounds like a great story, and I imagine that one day Warner Bros. will want to adapt this story into a film. I'd really like to see this, but I don't seem myself going to London... ever. The play was written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner John Tiffany. Of course, it was created in collaboration with Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
Due to the epic nature of the story, the play will be presented in two parts, and it will include a cast of over 30 actors, who have not been announced. In a joint statement, Rowling, Thorne, and Tiffany said:
“It is very exciting to explore Harry’s world in a brand new way through the live form of theatre. Collaborating on this story is exhilarating for all of us and we can’t wait to present the eighth story at the Palace Theatre next summer.”
Rowling went on to say:
“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will hit London’s West End in the summer of 2016. Tickets go on sale online only at 11 am GMT on Wednesday, October 28th, on a first come first served basis to all who have registered for priority booking, and at 11 am GMT on Friday, October 30th to the general public.
You can register for priority booking at HarryPotterthePlay.com to have the first opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Priority registration closes Saturday, October 24th at 11.45 pm BST.