On The Shelf: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
WHAT?! A NEW POTTER BOOK?! WHAT?! GOODY IS TELLING US ABOUT IT?! WHAT?! IT’S ANARCHY!!
Yes, I too am plugged into the Potter universe, or should I clarify and be more accurate… “Pottermore”! Yes, it’s not science-fiction, my book “fetish” has a very wide range. Ok, on with the juicy details!
Here’s all the information below from Pottermore. And if you don’t believe me, well then just click the link above.
Big things are coming this year from the Wizarding World, including the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II’.
A host of new print and digital publishing has been announced from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.
Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances.
Theatre previews allow the creative team the chance to rehearse and explore scenes further before a production’s official opening night. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens for previews several weeks before its official first performance on Saturday 30 July and the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.
Pottermore will bring you further updates on the Definitive Collector’s Edition as we learn more.
Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up after that moment and is staged in two parts, due to the ‘epic nature of the story’.
The play opens in London’s West End this summer, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is officially the eighth story in Harry Potter canon and a new play by Jack Thorne.
Interest in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Wizarding World fandom has been massive, and now Potter fans across the globe will be able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on the next stage of their journey.
Jamie Parker, who originated the role of Scripps in The History Boys, has been cast as Harry. He is joined by Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione and theatre, film and TV actor Paul Thornley as Ron.
For J.K. Rowling’s devoted readers 2017 is also a momentous year, as it marks the twentieth anniversary of the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Next year will see the publication of four special editions of the first book in the UK, one for each of the four Hogwarts houses. There will also be a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017, with new content by J.K. Rowling, as well as new formats and editions of the Hogwarts Library books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Pottermore doesn’t play favourites, but we’re especially looking forward to nabbing a copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated by Jim Kay. That’s coming a little sooner, in October 2016, and we’ll be prodding Jim for a look at his latest work soon because we’re nosy like that.
Whats this mean?!
Well, if you weren’t able to guess, here’s even more information from the actual plays web site! Harry Potter The Play. I’ve included all the cool information below!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016, with preview performances from late May 2016.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
There you have it folks!! Get ready for another thrilling adventure in the Harry Potter Series!! What do you all think?! Lets get a discussion going!! I know our book worm gal Hannah probably has some great words she too can shed on the subject. Let’s get a topic going on any possible rumors, speculations, and or spoilers! Cheers to you all!!
!!! SO excited about this. Rowling has announced that this story will tell the “untold part” of the Harry’s life, including the story of the lives of his parents. Which is awesome, because I’ve always wanted more info on them. Maybe we’ll get to see young Lupin, Sirius, and Peter, too….? That would be awesome. What do you think is the likelihood of seeing the Marauders back together in this play? I’m hoping for lots of flashbacks.
Anyway, epic post! Your stuff is always super fun to read.
This will be a year long remembered by us Potterheads. :)