Eighth Harry Potter Story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Also Coming in Book Form
It's all happening!
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If you were worried you’d miss out on the magic of the new Harry Potter sequel because it’s coming to the stage rather than page or screen, fear not! The play’s script is coming in book form for those of us unable to get to the Palace Theatre in London, England to see it for ourselves!
Better yet, it’s coming at the end of July this year, which is the same month the play opens, so we there won’t even really be an agonizing wait (in addition to the wait for July to arrive, that is). In case you haven’t been keeping up, we’re pretty excited about the casting decisions, and here’s the official summary:
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.
A book of the play’s script isn’t quite another Harry Potter novel, but really, who cares? We won’t have to live vicariously through those actually able to attend the play in person after all!
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