Big things are coming this year from the wizarding world and muggles can’t even!
Harry Potter is back for another round of magic, struggles with the darkness and parents. This time, Harry’s the dad, struggling with his own son, Albus Potter.
The eighth story. Nineteen years later.
Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and Voldemort’s downfall, in the epilogue to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.
The book ends with a reference to the series’ most famous symbol: “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” picks up after that moment and is staged in 2 parts, due to the “epic nature of the story”.
As announced by J.K Rowling on her Pottermore website, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be published as a “special rehearsal edition” script book a day after the Harry Potter play opens in London. The special rehearsal edition script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“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 newest Potter installment, the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is based on an original new story by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, and is written by Thorne.
It’s a script book but heck, we’ll take anything we can get 😀
You ready to join Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the next stage of their journey? “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be available at midnight on 31st July.