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Monday 17 August 2015

By Tom Stratford

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
WORLD PREMIERE OF 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 TiffanyHarry 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 ProductionsColin 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.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling confirmed the news on her Twitter account. 

"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. It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself. 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. However, I can say that it is not a prequel!"

J.K. Rowling explained "To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story. I've had countless offers to extend Harry's story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry's story."

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore added "Huge announcement: A new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to London’s West End… #CursedChild"

Further HARRY POTTER at the Palace Theatre ticket information will be announced later this month.

tags: Family Friendly, Children, Classics, Hot Tickets, Drama, Best Of British, Educational


By Tom Stratford

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