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New Harry Potter tale set for London’s West End next year

June 27th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Harry Potter creator and writer JK Rowling has had the wizard’s fans in a tizzy over her latest news via her Twitter page…

A new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set for the Palace Theatre on London’s West End next year!

It’s worth noting that the script was not written by Rowling. However, the writer told her fans: “Today is a very special day for two reasons.

“Firstly, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was published in the UK 18 years ago! I’m also very excited to confirm today that a new play called ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ 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! To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question – ‘Why isn’t ‘Cursed Child’ 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.”

The play is rumoured to revolve around Harry as a baby with his parents Lily and James according to EW, so if it’s not a prequel then it may revolve around Harry relaying the story… but to who and why and is Harry the Cursed Child?

Get on to the travel agents! How much is a ticket to London?

You can find all the details on the Play’s official site here


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….