‘Harry Potter and Cursed Child’, a new Harry Potter story
“Not a prequel” — J.K. Rowling
On 26 June 2015, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced she was at work on a new Harry Potter story, titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The twist? It’ll be performed as a two-part play on London’s West End starting in 2016.
The ‘eighth’ Harry Potter story will be part of the official canon, and will be set nineteen years later — where the epilogue left off.
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.
Cast and crew
The story is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and Rowling.
According to the official website, “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.”
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Broadway and international performances
No word yet on a Broadway production — stay tuned for further news!
Stay in the loop
Links to news articles from the front page regarding Cursed Child:
- J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter story, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, to be performed as a play in London
- Check out the first piece of artwork promoting ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’