Has anyone heard about the new Harry Potter play? It's called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and
supposedly takes place right after the epilogue of Book 7
after Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione, and Draco send their kids off to Hogwarts.
Quote: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 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.
The play isn't out yet but the whole plot has pretty much been leaked already: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Spoilers: Here's the Plot of the Play
To summarize while avoiding spoilers as much as possible:
- Hermione is played by a black actress (as opposed to Emma Watson in the movies) - not a plot point per se, but something that has sparked some discussion;
- the story covers more than one school Year;
- there's more focus on the kids of the old heroes, namely Harry's and Draco's;
- time travel is involved again, and quite heavily (roughly half of the plot);
- the Triwizard Tournament and another character related to it are a plot point;
- there's a LOT of wild stuff involving Voldemort, some more believable than others;
- J.K. Rowling has stated that the story is part of the official HP canon.
So, what do you think? Does it sound good? If you can, are you going to go see it?