Potterheads rejoice! J.K. Rowling has granted yet another one of our wishes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be hitting a London stage in Summer 2016. Rowling made the announcement via her Twitter account, and although she is staying mum on the plot details, she definitely wants everyone to know that it is not a prequel! What we do know is that the story was created by Rowling herself along with Jack Thorne and Jack Tiffany. Sonia Friedman will be heading up the play itself. Many fans have wondered why the author is delving back into the wizarding world in the form of a play versus a more traditional book, but Rowling says that once fans see the play, all will be clear.
Many theories are already floating around the web about what the plotline could possibly be, but without it coming from Jo directly, I would offer caution before believing anything you read! Real talk, though? I cannot even express how jealous of the Brits I am right now. Personally, I am voting for a SisterGeeks takeover of London! Who’s with me?? Huh?? Uh…Anyone??
Tickets for the play will go on sale this Fall. Until then, fans will have to keep glued to Rowling’s Twitter account and SisterGeeks for all of the latest news. If you want to know more about the creative team behind the play, be sure to check out the new website dedicated to the play.
And for the love all things magical, please do not call Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a prequel!!!
Are you excited about the new play? Will you be traveling to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?