J.K. Rowling confirms that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play will be in two parts
For those of you who can’t get enough of Harry Potter (and that’s basically all of you), you should already know that there’s a play in the works on a story that hasn’t been told yet, titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But what was recently announced by author and creator of Harry Potter herself, J.K. Rowling, is that there is going to be two parts Cursed Child.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 24, 2015
Director John Tiffany had this to say about it:
“I’ve never worked on anything quite like this before. Usually in theater you’re adapting existing material or creating an entirely new play. With the Cursed Child we have been given the unique opportunity to explore some of the most cherished books and beloved characters ever written, yet work with J.K. Rowling to tell a story from that world that no one yet knows – it’s exhilarating.”
It’s not common for a play to have two parts to the story for various reasons, but there hasn’t been much said about if there were any plans to do any tours of part one after its run in London’s West End.
And there isn’t much known about the story itself, only that Harry Potter is not the Cursed Child and it’s not a prequel to the books.
It does sound exciting though, and if you’re lucky enough to make a trip to London during the play’s run, make sure you save enough to make a second run for part two.