Have you got your hands on a copy of the latest Harry Potter And the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two? We have and we can’t wait to start reading it. Before we do, lets just give you the most important details:
1. It’s in the form of a script. For a play. As in:
Dad. He keeps saying it.
James, give it a rest.
I only said he might be Slytherin. And he might, so…
(off his dad’s glare) fine.
ALBUS: (looking up at his mum)
You’ll write to me, won’t you?
Some fans have been disappointed it’s in a script format – we say: fantastic – we love plays!
2. It’s a collaboration between J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and the playwright Jack Thorne. Do not be disappointed that it’s not a new book in the same format as the previous seven.
3. Remember where the Deathly Hallows ended: The Weasley-Potters (Harry and Ginny) and the Granger-Weasleys (Ron and Hermione) were happily dropping off their kids at the Hogwarts Express for their first year. It’s now 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry is working at the Ministry of Magic. Meanwhile, youngest son Albus Severus Potter is struggling to live up to his name and legacy. A name he never asked for. Darkness is encroaching with links to Harry’s past and magic awaits all – especially the muggles!
4. While you are reading this book you will be joining millions of people around the world at the same time – the world’s largest fan club for a book ever! (The book sold more than two million hardcover copies in the first 48 hours. Wow.)
5. If you’re lucky enough you could watch the live production of the play in London – check out the scheduling here. Be warned though – the tickets are pretty much sold out this year! Bookings for 2017 will open up though, so check it out. These must be the most popular theatre tickets in the world right now…