Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter is back for an eighth story. When we last left Harry Potter it was nineteen years after The Battle of Hogwarts and he was sending his eldest children off to their first day of school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book closes with, “All was well.”
However, it does not seem that all was well for very long.
Released on the official website on Oct. 23 was the synopsis of the play:
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.
J.K. Rowling is collaborating with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to release the eighth installment in the series in play form.
The play will open at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016 with previews starting in May.
Rowling tweeted Sept. 24 that, “Due to the epic nature of the story we’ve been working on, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be in two parts!”
Tiffany told J.K. Rowling’s official Pottermore website, “There are many people working on this production who grew up with the books, or discovered them with their kids and it’s been thrilling and humbling to hear them say ‘We never thought we’d get Harry back. But he’s here…’’’
Tickets are now on sale to the general public.