The eighth story. Nineteen years later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest 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.
About the Authors
Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England 88).
John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.
Another great harry potter read!!Enjoyed every page and will probably read it again!
It's really good... I loved it
easy to follow script style book, great characters and new stories but still with that magical Harry Potter feel thats in all of the other books.
Wasn't sure about getting this instalment of Harry Potter as it was written in script form. Turned out to be an easy and compelling read. Don't think of it as Shakespeare play. You'll glide through it. It compliments the series well, and it's interesting to see where the characters ended up 20 years on. Their children in teenage years take up the main story, on an adventure that will tie everything together.
I absolutely loved every chapter! Even though it is written like a play its very good. The only thing is that I believe only a true blue harry potter fan could read it and get into it, if you are not a harry potter fan i feel you may find it hard to get into it or grasp it. But over all absolutely amazing!
Love the book... Takes me to another world from this boring world.....
Great...couldn't wait to read it. 'Love that it is on the shelf with the rest of the Harry Potters'. Great to teach children to read plays and not just novels.
Deb from Oz
For all Harry Potter fans who have read the 7 books beforehand. Please note that this is a script for a play and it is not written by J.K Rowling. The writing style is very different to Rowling and not as good. I found the first half of the book to be slow but the 2nd half picks ups. It's an OK read, nothing brilliant but definitely not a bad read
Wellington. New Zealand
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31st July 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.8 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1