Bring on the Potter-fever! J.K. Rowling confirmed a new Harry Potter story coming in 2016!
On Friday, 26 June 2015, J.K Rowling confirmed on her Twitter page about the new Harry Potter play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set to open in London’s Palace Theatre next year. Rowling states that the play, though about Harry’s days before Hogwarts, is NOT a prequel and that a play was the only proper medium for the story.
I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
I don't want to say too much more, because I don't want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans. #CursedChild— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
However, I can say that it is not a prequel! #CursedChild— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story. #CursedChild— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
I've had countless offers to extend Harry's story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! #CursedChild— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry's story. #CursedChild— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015
Let’s hope that there will be a worldwide tour in the future! #fingerscrossed
For more information and updates on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, visit its official website at http://www.harrypottertheplaylondon.com
Official press release:
WORLD PREMIERE HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD NEW PLAY TO OPEN IN LONDON’S WEST END SUMMER 2016
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, will receive its world premiere in London’s West End in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theatre.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
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.
Source: J.K Rowling official Facebook & Twitter page; harrypottertheplaylondon.com