Harry Potter is back, and this time he's hitting the stage. Author J.K. Rowling announced Friday that a play about the boy wizard is set to open at London's Palace Theatre next summer. The play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, explores "an untold part of Harry's story," though Rowling said it is "not a prequel." The play will reportedly shed light on the lives of Harry's murdered parents and his early years as an orphan.
The script to Rowling's latest wizardry story was written by Jack Throne, the screenwriter behind Let the Right One In. The production is being directed by John Tiffany, who helmed Black Watch and the Tony Award-winning musical Once. Music by Imogen Heap will be featured in the production. Tickets for the play are set to go on sale this fall.
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