Scrolling through Instagram I came across a picture of a headline.
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is the official eighth Potter story and the first to be presented on stage.
Potterheads everywhere are freaking out! Another story. Another story featuring the beloved Harry Potter. Your wish has been granted.
Now before I continue let me say: The only Harry Potter book I’ve read was the first one. So I won’t be able to fangirl with you guys. Liked I’ve mentioned before, they intimidate me in a way. All I hear is “You have to read them!!” and usually if I read a book merely for the hype then I don’t end up liking it as much as I would have if I read it when I actually felt like it. Good news is: I think I’m ready to read Harry Potter 🙂 (I’ll have to pick up the books. Maybe in November or December because there’s a lot of books I have to get through.) Now that that’s settled lets continue…
Now maybe everyone already heard about this, but this news is new to me. I didn’t know there was gunna be another story.
Now there isn’t much I can say about this because there isn’t a whole lot of information released about it. But I’ll tell you what I can:
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is to be the eighth potter story presented in the form of a play. It takes place nineteen years after readers left off with Harry. Although Jack Thorne is the playwright of this magical play, he is collaborating with J.K. Rowling which shows that she has given her blessings.
This is what she said:
“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”
The story is told in a single play meant to be seen in two parts; either in one day or consecutive evenings. It will also feature a cast of over 30 actors that are yet to be announced. Anyone you’re hoping to see?
According to the Pottermore website:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes to London’s West End summer 2016. There’s still time to register for priority booking at HarryPotterthePlay.com to have the first opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on general sale. Priority registration closes Saturday 24 October at 11.45pm BST.
Without further ado, here is the synopsis:
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.
So…? What do you think?