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JK Rowling announces the return of Harry Potter but …

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The fans of Harry Potter are delighted when author J.K. Rowling said on Friday that the character who enthralled almost one new generation in the last decade will be revived but the it is not in the voluminous novels nor on screen. The character will be on stage, which means in theatres only.

Harry Potter character will have a new adventure in a new play called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” that would open at London’s Palace Theatre in July 2016. Rowling said in her tweet: “an untold part of Harry’s story” will be shown on stage now.

It will be based on a new story written by Rowling in association with Jack Thorne, a stage writer known for his vampire story “Let the Right One In”.

To be directed by John Tiffany, known for his war play “Black Watch” winning the Tony Award. The music will be by British songwriter Imogen Heap.

“I’ve had countless offers to extend Harry’s story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team!” Ms. Rowling tweeted.

Ever since she stopped Harry Potter novels, Ms. Rowling has been busy keeping the character live with frequent spin-off works such as the magical encyclopaedia Fantastic Beasts and another “Where to Find Them” a film starring Eddie Redmayne.

Ms. Rowling has written 7 Harry Potter novels which have sold more than 450 million copies and made into 8 blockbuster moviews in Hollywood.

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on public sale this autumn, and where to buy tickets will be announced in late July and will be shared on the official website, in late July.

Directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will have set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.


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