About the BookBased on an original story by Rowling, Tiffany, and Thorne, the play "Harry Potter and the Curse Child" opened in London's West End in 2016 and will begin a run on Broadway in April 2018. This revised edition updates the "special rehearsal edition" with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play and includes background information.
Book SynopsisThe Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a play by Jack Thorne.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 playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a special rehearsal edition alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatergoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.
Review QuotesPraise for the playscript of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and TwoA compelling, stay-up-all-night read... The suspense here is electric and nonstop. -- The New York TimesFans can breathe easy knowing this play has been respectfully and lovingly wrought. Tensions thrum, spells fly but at center stage, as always in the Potterverse, is the overriding importance of love and friendship, especially in the face of danger." -- Booklist, starred reviewWhether encountered on stage or on the page, this trip back into the magical world of Hogwarts is thrilling. -- Telegraph
About The AuthorJ.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She has also written The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. In 2016 J.K. Rowling made her screenwriting debut and was a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World and the start of a new five-film series.