If you, and your family, love all things Harry Potter, start planning a summer family vacation to London in 2016 to catch “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” a stage play sequel taking place 19 years after the end of the book/movie series.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play is written by Thorne and features a cast of more than 30. It will be directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Tiffany.
Being a grown-up is hard
It will, however, not necessarily be a play for younger fans. The play’s website describes the story as follows:
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.
Of course, the BIG questions is Daniel Radcliffe, who will be 27 next summer, be interested in doing the show. Will he be able to play a 37-year-old dad of three? Would he or the rest of the stars of the movie versions even want to? Let the speculation begin.
Keep in touch
To follow J.K. Rowling tweets on the play’s progress, click here.
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