Harry Potter Will Soon Be Back In Our Lives… But With A Twist!
When Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released, Potter fans all over the world cried their eyes out, including me. No more Harry Potter books seemed like a bad dream. But who knew the almighty would listen to Potterheads and grant them their one wish!
Last year, JK Rowling announced that the story will continue on stage in London. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is a two-part play that takes the story forward 19 years, and will be shown at the Hogwartsian Palace Theatre in West End. This is the first time that the book’s characters will be seen on stage and I am more than excited to see what the outcome will be!
Hogwartsian Palace Theatre in West End. Courtesy: Pottermore
The play has been directed by John Tifanny, and written by JK Rowling along with playwright Jack Throne. Its first preview will take place on June 7, while the official opening is on July 30. A day later, the script of the play will be released in the form of a book. This is a little treat for fans who won’t be able to witness the play in person.
The book is not the eighth part as people will have to read it along with direction lines, camera angles, etc. But who is complaining? And does anyone know a little secret behind the release date? July 31 is Harry Potter’s birthday in the book, in case you didn’t know. It seems so long ago that Hagrid came barging through the door for Harry. Nostalgia!
The seven-part series that broke major book records sold around 450 million copies globally. So it’s not a surprise that a special rehearsal edition of the play has already become a bestseller on Amazon.
The story revolves around Harry, who is now an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, and is a father to three kids. The youngest, Albus Potter, is burdened with the responsibility of the family legacy. One that he never wanted. It sounds so good that I am constantly daydreaming about it at work!
Characters in the play are the same but the people who portray them are drastically different. It will be a little weird to watch our favourite characters all grown up, but change can be good, right? Also, the play shows a lot of diverse actors, which is great.
Here are some images of the actors who are part of the play. The reading experience will only be better now!
Jamie Parker as Harry Potter
Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter
Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger
Paul Thornley as Ronald Weasley
Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter
Alex Price as Draco Malfoy and Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy
Images courtesy: Pottermore