JK Rowling reveals ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Harry Potter makes his return in JK Rowling’s new play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' in London’s West End summer 2016

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JK Rowling, creator of Harry Potter

Harry Potter’s author JK Rowling confirmed the upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and gave its audience a peak at what to expect, with the tagline, “The eighth story, Nineteen years later.”

JK Rowling, along with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany developed the sequel in a two-part play. The play which is set to premiere in 2016 at London’s West End will focus on Harry Potter and the challenges him and his family face, taking place 19 years after the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

"It is very exciting to explore Harry’s world in a brand new way through the live form of theatre," the trio told Entertainment Weekly

"It is very exciting to explore Harry’s world in a brand new way through the live form of theatre...Collaborating on this story is exhilarating for all of us and we can’t wait to present the eighth story at the Palace Theatre next summer." they added.

Early rumours suggested the idea that the sequel would precede the Hogwarts tenure of the Boy Who Lived, however it’s going to be quite the opposite, with focus on Harry Potter’s youngest son, Albus.

The play will pick up where the epilogue of “Deathly Hallow” leaves off, when Albus leaves for his first year at Hogwarts – Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (the fictional British school of magic, where the first six books of the Harry Potter series takes place).

Although the play will kick off June 2016, early tickets will go on sale at 11 am on October 28. The ticket prices will start sale for £20 ($30) for both parts, but after August 3, the prices will increase to £30 ($46).

Rowling said, "The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way."

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