The righteous wizard from Hogwarts has found his way to the big stage. Starting off as a series of very successful books, taking you on a journey through the Hogwarts world of wizardry. The Harry Potter series grew into 8 cult classic silver screen masterpieces, and now the eighth and final book has found its way to the theater.
The official announcement came on 26 June 2015, that a theatrical play under the title of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child world premiere in mid-2016 at London’s Palace Theatre. The announcement marked the eighteenth anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, on 26 June 1997.
The play takes place 19 years after the eighth book in the series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, where Harry Potter has graduated from the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and is an overworked Ministry of Magic employee.
Harry Potter has 3 young children, with the eldest being Albus Severus Potter, struggling with his family’s history.
The official synopsis posted on the play’s official website states, “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 is scheduled to open at Palace Theatre in London, in July 2016, and the book being released on July 13.