The play is being produced by Rowling and will explore the earlier years of Harry’s life before he went to Hogwarts, it is titled
We have all wondered what happened to Harry before the year he had received his Hogwarts letter. We knew he lived in the closet under the staircase, we knew Aunt Petunia had given him nasty haircuts which were terrifying, he was bullied in school and he was bullied at home by Dudley. He didn’t have any friends, he rarely got any new clothes.
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So that was all that was given to us in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone. But a part of every Potter fan has always wanted more. To know the story of the boy that became their hero. Luckily, there are people who thought about that too.
The championing author, Rowling announced on her Twitter account that a play titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be telling the story of Harry Potter before he received his letter from Hogwarts.
The play has not been written totally by Rowling. It has been written by English television writer Jack Thorne and will be directed by John Tiffany.
The play will open in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theater on London’s West End. J.K. Rowling has not written the play but she will be co-producing it. She says it is not a prequel but contains the story that was before Harry Potter started from.
Reportedly, it will also contain James and Lily Potter and the time that Lord Voldemort killing them. The play will also feature various characters from the books including the Dursleys.
To many fans who have complained that why the play is not a book, Rowling said that they will understand once they see the play. It was meant to be acted out on the stage rather than be captured in the written word.
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Fans are already excited for the play. Some have expressed that they will start saving right away so they could travel to London just to see the play.