Download Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II Special Rehearsal Edition

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II Special Rehearsal Edition
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition) The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Hardcover - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an upcoming two-part West End stage play and a book written by Jack Thorne and based on a story by author J. K. Rowling, Thorne and director John Tiffany. The play is scheduled to open on 30 July 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England, and will feature Rowling collaborating with an experienced team to bring the production to the stage. The play is set nineteen years after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

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It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Download Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II Special Rehearsal Edition
In December 2013, it was revealed that a stage play based on Harry Potter had been in development for around a year, with the view to bringing it to the stage sometime in 2016. Created by J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter series spans seven novels, selling more than 450 million copies, and was turned into an eight-part film series, which grossed more than £4.4 billion around the world. In addition, theme park attractions such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and studio tours of the sets used in the films have opened based around the series. At the time of the announcement, Rowling revealed that the play would “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast”. The following May, Rowling began establishing the creative team for the project.

On 26 June 2015, the project was officially confirmed under the title of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and it was revealed it would receive its world premiere in mid-2016 at London's Palace Theatre. The announcement marked the eighteenth anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published on 26 June 1997.

On announcing plans for the project, Rowling stated that the play would not be a prequel. In response to queries regarding the choice of a play rather than a new novel, Rowling has stated that she “is confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it is the only proper medium for the story”. Rowling has also assured audiences that the play will contain an entirely new story and will not be a rehashing of previously explored content. On 24 September 2015, Rowling announced that the play had been split into two parts. The parts are designed to be viewed on the same day or consecutively over two evenings. The decision to split the story into two plays was described as "milking cash-cows" by The Spectator, which complained that "fans have to buy two tickets to ensure they get the full story."

On 23 October, it was confirmed the plays were set nineteen years after the conclusion of the final novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and would open at London's Palace Theatre in July 2016. The play principally follows Harry, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is written by British playwright Jack Thorne,based on an original story by J. K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany. The play is directed by Tiffany, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, set design by Christine Jones, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, and sound design by Gareth Fry. In addition, special effects will be created by Jeremy Chernick, with illusions by Jamie Harrison, and musical supervision by Martin Lowe.

The show's premiere production is scheduled to begin previews at the West End's Palace Theatre, London on 7 June 2016, with the official opening night for both parts on 30 July, booking until 18 September 2016. Tickets went on sale to pre-registered priority bookers on 28 October 2015, with a public sale scheduled to commence on 30 October. In just under 8 hours of priority booking 175,000 tickets were sold for the world premiere production, with the plays booking period extended to January 2017. On commencement of the public sale booking was extended until 30 April 2017, with a further extension issued the same day to 27 May 2017. At opening tickets were priced from £30 up to £130 for a ticket for both parts, although ticket resale agencies were selling seats for up to £3,000. Ticket resale has been banned by the producers, with tickets no longer valid if sold on. The play is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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On 20 December 2015, initial casting was announced with Jamie Parker playing Harry Potter, Noma Dumezweni playing Hermione Granger and Paul Thornley playing Ron Weasley. Some fans were surprised that a dark-skinned, Swaziland-born Noma Dumezweni was cast as Hermione, sparking fervent online discussion. In response, Rowling said that Hermione's skin was never specified as having been white.[19][47] The production features an overall cast of 42.

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