Muggles, be very very excited for now things are official. ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ is the eighth Potter story and begins 19 years from where the main plot concluded in Deathly Hallows. It shall mainly focus on the relationship between Harry Potter and his youngest son Albus Severus. Written by Jack Thorne in collaboration with J.K. Rowling and directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner John Tiffany, the play shall be released in two parts owing to its ‘epic’ nature.
Remember Albus asking his dad during the end of Deathly Hallows – “What if I’m put in Slytherin?” This play shall take the story further hereon.
Here’s the official 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.
The play’s cast will be over 30 actors, names of whom shall be announced later.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is scheduled to release at London’s West End in Summer 2016. You may still register for priority booking at HarryPotterPlay.com and lave the luxury to choose your seats early on, before the window is opened to general public. Priority bookings shall continue till 24th October 11.45pm BST.
Once the play releases in summer, Warner Bros is all set to weave the magic again with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in November 2016. Where the play is practically a follow-up, this spin-off film has a premise set 70 years before the first Harry Potter story.