01 Jul Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Everyone is curious about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (HPATCC), the new play whose script will be published this month. With such a strong fan base, it’s going to be in high demand and library customers are going to want it as soon as it’s released in July, whatever their Hogwarts house may be.
The Ministry of LPCPL Magic has been thinking about how we prepare our readers for HPATCC. With new characters, new writers (J.K. Rowling is only part of the writing team), and a new format, readers may be surprised when it’s time to pick up their copy. Here’s some non-spoiler information to get you up-to-speed.
HPATCC is a theatrical play and will be published as a script. The script was written by Jack Thorne and is based on an original story written by Thorne, John Tiffany, and J.K. Rowling. HPATCC is written in two parts. Both parts will be published simultaneously in the script. The first performance is scheduled for July 30, 2016, in London, but sneak previews began on June 7. There will be two versions of the play: a rehearsal edition (released July 31, 2016) and a definitive collector’s edition, which will come later. HPATCC is a sequel and takes place 19 years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The plot centers on Harry’s children, particularly, Albus, the youngest son. As well as Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, Draco and his son, Scorpius, also appear in the play. HPATCC is 320 pages long. The story connects somehow to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is being released as a film on November 18, 2016. Rowling has said the play will be a tearjerker.
Now you are up-to-speed. Visit the online catalog and place your hold today. We also have it available in eBook format.