It’s not a book, and unless you are making plans to visit London’s West End anytime soon, you likely won’t have a chance of seeing the latest Harry Potter adventure. However, the newest happening in the Harry Potter universe, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is gaining steam and is looking to be a smash hit, before it even opens. Today, we get a first look at the new poster for the play about the “Boy Who Lived” which hits London in 2016.
J.K. Rowling herself is helping to bring this two part play to London’s Palace Theatre next year at London’s West End. The new play will expand on the story of the Boy Wizard, and will be an official story. There’s no word on whether or not the play will make it’s way to the U.S. or not, but there could also eventually be plans for a theatrical version.
The Harry Potter Universe will expand in November of 2016, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as the small book gets a huge trilogy of films.
The Harry Potter train isn’t slowing down either, with Universal Studios Hollywood setting up for their own Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new area will be similar to what Orlando and Japan has done, and will put guests in the middle of the story.
Pottermore confirms that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is indeed the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and will pick up after the events of the previous books and film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
How very exciting! Tickets go on sale online only at 11am GMT on Wednesday, October 28, to all who have registered for priority booking, and at 11am GMT on Friday, October 30 to the general public. If you haven’t registered for priority booking yet, you can still do so by getting on the reserved list at the Official website by clicking here, though it has been experiencing issues due to heavy traffic.
The play is being described as a huge epic new adventure, one so big that it’s requiring the play to be split into two parts. Let’s hope that this new entry is massively successful, and we eventually see it in theaters.
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