Happy news for Harry Potter fans. - JK Rowling has written a play that delves a little deeper into Harry's story, and it's set to hit the stage for its world premiere in London in 2016.
There's been much speculation lately about the possibility that JK Rowling might be penning a play, and now the Harry Potter author has confirmed the rumours herself. And not just that, but the play is bound for the London stage.
Taking to Twitter, JK Rowling wrote:
"I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year."
Working alongside the playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, J K Rowling says the story will delve into an untold part of Harry's story but she says it's not a prequel to the best-selling books.
The Guardian reports:
"Pre-empting the question of why she is working on a play rather than another Potter novel, she said that when audiences see the show they will agree that theatre was the “only proper medium” for this particular story."
Tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on sale this Autumn, details of which will be announced Summer 2015 and will be shared on the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child website in late July.
Stick that in your diary sharpish because I predict that tickets will sell out in record time for this, and only a Muggle would miss out.