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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Thursday, 9th Jul 2015

J.K. Rowling’s World-Famous Boy Wizard Heads to the West End under the Direction of John Tiffany

One of the biggest announcements of the year has emerged thanks to the world-famous boy wizard Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling’s pop culture phenomenon is heading to the West End in the new play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and it is set to run at the Palace Theatre next year.

Though casting is yet to be announced, it is known that the show is based on a story by J.K. Rowling and will be penned by Jack Thorne. Meanwhile, the director John Tiffany will realise it on the stage.

A lot of the story is being kept under wraps, though it is known that some of the focus could be on Potter’s parents. At the same time, Rowling has been quoted as saying that the show is ‘not a prequel’. What is certain is that it is an original story that is right for the stage and that it is bound to be one of the biggest success stories of next year, with audiences flocking for theatre tickets.

The world of Harry Potter needs little introduction. The character was introduced in the debut novel Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone and appeared in various subsequent novels leading up to The Deathly Hallows. All of the books were then adapted into films, with Daniel Radcliffe taking on the role of Potter on the big screen and a range of directors chosen to bring the world he inhabits to life.

This time it is the turn of John Tiffany to do the same. The director has been behind a wealth of well known shows in recent years, including the highly successful West End and Broadway show Once The Musical, which closed its doors at the Phoenix Theatre earlier this year. His other credits include US productions of The Glass Menagerie and others.

The exact start date of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is yet to be announced, though it is expected to open in the West End next summer. The Palace Theatre is currently the home of The Commitments, with the likes of Derren Brown, Freddie Flintoff and more appearing in the months ahead.

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