Albus Severus Potter will be the star of the HARRY POTTER stage play!
Just yesterday, the first artwork from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released, showing a young boy curled up in a nest with wings like a snitch. Now we know that the boy is Harry and Ginny’s youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, who will be the star of the stage production!
With few details other than the fact that the play written by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany was an original story, many fans guessed that the play was a prequel dating back to Harry’s pre-Hogwarts letter years. Alas, they were proven wrong when producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callendar announced that the play will instead follow Albus Severus Potter from just after the Deathly Hallows epilogue as he becomes a student at Hogwarts!
The boy, nicknamed Al, will face unexpected challenges upon entering Hogwarts, according to a brief description from The Daily Mail:
Al must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted and that ‘past and present fuse ominously’ when Harry and his younger son learn the uncomfortable truth that ‘sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places’.
Friedman and Callendar were mum about specific plot details, but said the story would be ‘raw theatre’ despite having some magical elements incorporated with the help of special effects and an illusionist.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is expected to be a massively popular event when it hits London’s West End in the summer of 2016, so much so that interested fans are encouraged to reserve priority seating at HarryPotterThePlay.com by October 24th, 2015 to guarantee tickets.