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These Photos of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Make You Want to Book a Flight to London ASAP

Even though Harry Potter has come and gone, both in print and on the big screen, author J.K. Rowling isn’t staying too far away from her “Wizarding World.” Not only is she writing the upcoming spinoff film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but it was revealed earlier this year that Rowling will be expanding the story of Harry Potter to the London stage with a two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Today, Pottermore revealed the first artwork for the event.HP_19932_Potter_FL

English television writer Jack Thorne and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany, who recently adapted the Swedish film Let the Right One In for the stage, worked with Rowling closely on Cursed Child play. Although it was originally speculated to be a prequel story focusing on Harry’s parents, Lily and James, Rowling took to Twitter to let people know that the Cursed Child play is specifically not any kind of prequel.

“I’m also very excited to confirm today that a new play called ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will be opening in London next year,” said Rowling in her original announcement. “It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself. I don’t want to say too much more, because I don’t want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans.”

Rowling will co-produce the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play along with theater veterans Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. Look for it to open at the Palace Theatre on London’s West End this year.

 

Calling all Harry Potter fans! The first photos from J.K. Rowling’s new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are here, and they’re simply magical. Just a week before the play’s first preview, Pottermore gave us the first look with a collection of character portraits. Not only does it show a grown-up Harry and Ginny Potter, but it also gives us the first glimpse of their son, Albus. Are you excited or what?

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