We now have a first look of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage, and you’ll want to cry!
This past Tuesday night (in London, mind you) was the first public preview of the play. Of course, JKR herself had already warned those lucky enough to see it to not spoil it for those who haven’t (yet). But here’s the synopsis at least:
The Cursed Child follows a now-adult Harry Potter and his son, Albus Severus, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts in Deathly Hallows, and according to the play’s official synopsis, Harry is now an “overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic” and a father of three, grappling “with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs.” Meanwhile, his Hogwarts-aged 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,” the synopsis reads.
— Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) June 7, 2016