Big news in the Potterverse today. We’ve written before about the news that there will be an official Harry Potter play next year in the West End in London. Well, now we know what it’s going to be about. It’s now officially a sequel to the original Harry Potter books – many pundits are calling is the 8th Harry Potter book.
Here’s the official synopsis that was released:
The new Harry Potter play will be a sequel set 19 years after the boy wizard graduated from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Based on the JK Rowling novel Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will follow Potter and his son Albus Severus nearly two decades after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was set. 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.
The play has increased in scope since it was announced and will now be a two part play (you’ll have to see the performances separately but you can on the same day). The opening performances of Part One and Part Two are on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 28 for people who registered for priority booking and on October 30 to the general public.
I will most certainly be getting tickets!