When Can You Get Tickets To Harry Potter Play The Cursed Child?
The Debrief: Plus, everything else we know so far about the upcoming play
It's not a musical!
She's writing it with a guy called Jack Thorne
It's not a prequel
Which throws up all sorts of questions. I take that to mean that the cursed child isn't Harry himself. So, does that mean it's going to be set in the future? Like where the last book left off? Does that mean one of Harry's children has been cursed too? Because that seems very unlucky; two cursings in the same family? That's just greedy. Maybe the 'cursed child' is some weird offshoot/child of Voldemort that Harry's kid has to battle at Hogwarts. Either way, we're going to need to find out some more information very soon.
It HAS to be a play
'To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.' JK added to her Twitter monologue this morning. This basically means one thing (in my teeny tiny mind that's currently working at a million miles an hour); that it's going to involve a whole bunch of special effects that are fucking amazing and need to be seen to be believed. Trust us on this; there's going to be a lot more to this production than a couple of broomsticks suspended from the ceiling by fishing wire.
Tickets are on sale this autumn
And it's going to be at The Palace Theatre which, no joke guys, is like three minutes walk from The Debrief offices. So, if you want to go and start camping now for tickets, I'll come down and bring you coffee and wines and blankets and when it gets cold you can come and sleep under our desks. As long as you get a ticket for me too OK?
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You might want to think about the fact you're about to read something that wouldn't exactly get a PG rating