Ahead of tomorrow’s first preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, author J.K. Rowling has released a video message asking fans to keep the secrets in the show to themselves, just like they have with the books over the years, so that audiences can experience the magic for themselves.
The West End production which comprises of two parts, has sold out completely until May 2017, with fans reportedly paying up to £800 for a ticket to see the show!
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.