The highly-anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play hasn’t made its debut yet, but according to a report, an exact copy of the script will soon come out in printed form. The Rowling Library, an online resource dedicated to the Harry Potter fandom, claims that two book publishers are already bidding for the play’s rights.
It is likely for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book to come out at the end of 2016. It will be a wise decision to release the book sooner than later, because once the play opens on London’s West End this June, attendees will surely share their experiences on their social media sites. The manuscript will also serve as a wonderful souvenir for playgoers.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play penned by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany. The play is set nineteen years after the things that took place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The official synopsis was released by the team in October last year.
“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.”
An exclusive behind-the-scenes video was unveiled on Saturday morning as part of the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” film tribute in Orlando.
While producers insist that the show won’t be a high-tech production, special effects experts as well as illusionists will be on board to provide a bit of enchantment. Author J.K. Rowling previously expressed her excitement to the Independent.
“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”
Potterheads across the globe are wondering if the stage production will reach other countries after its London run.
@jk_rowling Will there be a way for fans stuck in the US to experience Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?— Michael Wyatt (@RabidNewz) January 31, 2016
I hope they make Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a book and movies since I don't live in London and can't see the play!!— Kelly Wap (@its_Kelz_) January 29, 2016
I'm really hoping Harry Potter and the cursed child comes the the US or something otherwise I might have a mental breakdown— Rebecca Mollet (@rebeccamxrie) January 28, 2016
It isn’t known yet if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be made accessible to fans residing in other countries. Meanwhile, fans can relive the magic through an upcoming set of Harry Potter coloring books made by Scholastic.
Just a few months after Scholastic released the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition, the company decided to give Potterheads another treat: a 96-page coloring book filled with elaborate illustrations of the iconic beasts featured in the series (e.g. Hagrid’s three-headed dog, Fluffy).
Apart from the Magical Creatures coloring book, two more books are set to come out in March and June. The “Magical Places and Characters” will feature renowned places in Harry’s life such as the Great Hall at Hogwarts and the Dursley’s living room. On the other hand, artifacts and props such as wands, brooms, and potions bottles are the highlights of the “Magical Artifacts” coloring book.
Pre-orders are now accepted for the coloring books bundle.
[Image via Harry Potter The Play]