'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is a sequel after all
Not a sequel, she said. Oh, J.K. Rowling, you toy with us, but we love you anyway.
The website is up for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play in two parts coming to the stage in London in summer 2016. Rowling collaborated on the story with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. It turned out to be so epic that it became two plays, designed to be seen in one day (matinee and evening) or two consecutive nights.
Despite Rowling's earlier announcement that the play was not a sequel to the seven Harry Potter novels (which have sold 450 million copies worldwide), the plot summary on the website reveals that it is. Set 19 years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it focuses on the adult Harry, "an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic," and his younger son, Albus Severus.
No cast announcements yet, but previews will begin June 7, and the play opens July 30. If you have already registered for advance ticket sales, you can buy them online starting Oct. 28; general sales start Oct. 30.
Don't know about you, but I'm trying to figure out if the Floo Network will take me to London.