Harry Potter, one of the world’s most popular and beloved movie franchises, will finally make its debut in a drama play.
Entitled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play will focus on Harry Potter and his son Albus Severus. The play was set 19 years after the events in part two of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows.
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The new play will reportedly feature an ‘overworked’ Potter, who now serves the Ministry of Magic, while his son Albus is struggling because of his family’s legacy.
In the play, the younger Potter struggles ‘with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.’
The second of Harry and Ginny Potter’s three kids, Albus Severus is even said to be the ‘Cursed Child’ in the play.
In the report, the play will be shown in two parts, either consecutively in a day, or in succeeding days.
The story was written by Jack Thorne, in collaboration with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and it will be directed by award-winning director John Tiffany.
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The actual play will run from June 7 to July 29 next year, at the London Palace Theatre, although registration for reduced-priced tickets already ended on Oct. 24.
Tickets for preview shows will follow on Oct. 28.
“I’ve never worked on anything quite like this before,” said play director John Tiffany.
In addition, she mentioned that a number of people working in the production of the play grew up with the Harry Potter books.
“We never thought we’d get Harry back. But he’s here,” he said.
The Harry Potter series, which is composed of seven novels, have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. It has also been successfully portrayed in eight films, spanning 10 years.
While Rowling previously mentioned that there will only be seven books in the series, she has been working on spin-off titles in the Potter universe such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.