J K Rowling's celebrated fantasy character, Harry Potter, is all set to entertain fans once again five years after the last movie — Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 — released. Potter fans will definitely get another glimpse of their beloved wizard again, but this time it won't be Daniel Radcliff on the big screen.
The brand new Harry Potter story is a stage-play that is set around the life of Harry and his "angst-ridden son" Albus Severus Potter. Cursed Child is supposedly set 19 years after the events of the last book take place — the Battle of Hogwarts — and it shows "an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children," as per the description on the play's official website.
Right in time for the magical play's 30 July premiere, J K Rowling has teased fans and viewers with a sneak peak video showing London's Palace Theatre, where the wizards and witches are busy rehearsing their wand duel.
Posted on the official Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Facebook page, the video features the author interacting with director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne. "This will be such an incredible theatrical experience that I'd love us to be able to surprise people and move people in the natural way that a story should surprise and move people," Rowling exclaimed.
Watch the video here:
Recently, Rowling treated her fans to some new wand designs for well-known characters like Harry Potter played by Jamie Parker, Hermione played by Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley starring as Ron. Before the play officially begins, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is slated for preview at the Palace Theatre in London on 7 June. Fans, who might miss out on the play, can read Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, the book. Until then, as Rowling points out, "Keep calm and keep the secrets."