Harry Potter fans ordered an extra round of butterbeer in celebration when it was announced that J.K. Rowling has written a sequel to the beloved books for the London stage.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II picks up where The Deathly Hallows left off, and will follow Harry and Ginny’s son. The epilogue to the final book in the series saw Harry dropping off his son at Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross, who was nervous about this first year at Hogwarts. Details of the story are being kept under wraps, but the production team is stressing that the show may not be the high-tech magic spectacle some might expect.
“Because it’s a play, it’s worth stressing at this stage of the process it’s not our intention to have a high-tech show, but to go back to basic story telling,” producer Sonia Friedman told the Daily Mail.
The tagline for the new show is “The eighth story. Nineteen years later.” Rehearsals for the production will start in February or March, with previews beginning June 7 at the Palace Theatre. Time Out London has an excellent post about how to snag tickets if you're planning on being in the UK this summer. Priority booking tickets go on sale at 11am on Wednesday, October 28 and to the general public at 11am on Friday, October 30.
h/t Daily Mail