It’s official. J.K. Rowling has announced that the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will follow on from the  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, set nineteen years after the fall of Voldermort. The synopsis has been posted on Pottermore.

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 play is in two parts, due to the ‘epic nature of the story’, and will feature a cast of over 30 actors, to be announced later.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016, with preview performances from late May 2016. More details on the website harrypottertheplay.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will pick up after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will pick up after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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