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Published on J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website, the image for the two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child depicts a young boy huddled in a nest with wings.
Although Rowling has been quiet about the plot, written with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, who will also direct, producer Sonia Friedman said: “It’s safe to say that The Cursed Child picks up from where The Deathly Hallows ended.”
Another poster indicated that the play was set “19 years on” from the last film in the franchise.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Friedman and the creative team added that the story would concern Harry Potter and his youngest son Albus, who together learn the uncomfortable truth that “sometimes, dark comes from unexpected places.” Albus appeared at the end of the final film.
Previews for the show are due to start in June at London’s Palace Theater, with a cast of around 30 beginning rehearsals in spring.
Preview seats go on sale on Oct. 30, with prices for each of the two parts starting at $15.40 (£10) — which will be available each Friday via a lottery — and rising to $77.00 (£50).
Read the full synopsis below.
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.
Oct. 23, 7 a.m. Synopsis added.