“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” hits theatre in London next year

J.K. Rowling, the author of globally bestseller novel Harry Potter, said on Friday that a stage play depicting the “untold part” of the parents of the fresh-faced wizard boy will open in London next year. The play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is not a prequel to the book series, she said.




The 49-year-old on Friday said “A new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be opening in London next year,” announcing June 26 as the 18th anniversary of her first novel “Harry Potter”.


Rowling, who broke the news on Twitter, said that she could not reveal the further details of the coming play but it would be an “untold part” of the fresh-faced Harry’s story.

Upon asking of one reasonable question, why isn’t “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” a new novel? — Rowling said a play was “the only proper medium for the story” which the audiences will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.

The Daily Mail revealed that the story is about Harry Potter’s parents, James Potter and Lily Evan Potter. It will show their life before they were killed by Lord Voldemort, forcing an infant Harry to be raised by his mother’s sister, Petunia, her horrid husband Vernon and their spoiled son Dudley, in some miserable circumstances.

Although, Rowling has published many other stories featuring Harry Potter but the seventh and final novel of the series, Harry Potter Saga, was published in 2007.

Earlier in 2013, Rowling tweeted that she was planning to write a story that would “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast,”

According to the reports of The Independent, Rowling is currently working on the script of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” with Warner Bros. which will probably be released in US next year in November.

Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the bestsellers with more than 450 million copies sold worldwide. The film versions of the novels were also blockbuster on box office with more than $7.0 billion worldwide.







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