Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 2

Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition)

by Jack ThorneJohn Tiffany and J.K. Rowling

Hardback Publication Date: 31/07/2016

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The eighth story. Nineteen years later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.

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 Official Script Book of the Original West End Production.

ISBN:
9780751565355
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-07-2016
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
237x164x32mm
Weight:
0.59kg
Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush.

His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys.

For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England '88).

John Tiffany

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann's Warehouse.

His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow.

Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

J.K. Rowling

J.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 is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series.

J.K. Rowling is making her screen writing debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

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  • Meh.

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    I fully understand that this is a script and therefore probably isn't the best of platforms to convey this kind of work/world and that it is originally meant to be a visual story but that being said, the scripted version of this story comes across as very tacky. To be delicate about it, it reads out story wise like it was plucked from a young teens personal fictional writing. The plot was all over the place and the much beloved characters of the previous generation (whilst being adults now) lacked their usual spark when they were given screen time. The new characters aren't given much time to grow up and bond with the reader before they get thrown around for the sake of "plot".
    I also know that J.K didn't single handily write this so there are graces given for some disappointment in this. To be honest I personally don't include this in the HP timeline because it's just that dreadful. But each to their own :)

  • looks like a good read

    by on

    This is a stage performance not a novel, so it may be difficult for some to follow. i have yet to read this as i haven't yet completed the HP series, but I'm happy to see how it unfolds when i do get around to reading it. its a hardcover so i know I'm happy knowing it will be safe on my bookshelf!