Even more wizarding action and backstory from the “Harry Potter” universe will be revealed in the summer of 2016. It was confirmed today that a Harry Potter play has been scheduled to open at the Palace Theatre as early as next summer.
The play will be a prequel to the original events that introduced the world to Harry Potter back in 1997. The play is currently titled ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ and it will take up residence at the historical Palace Theatre in London’s West End.
There is one small hiccup that diehard “Harry Potter” fans will have to come to terms with before the play opens, Potter author J.K. Rowling is not writing the script to the play.
Rowling will be co-producing the play with Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and she is sure to have a lot of input on what goes into the play but she won’t be writing it.
The script will be written by English television writer Jack Thorne and the play itself will be directed by John Tiffany, who recently won a Tony for directing the musical ‘Once’ back in 2012.
In a statement sent to press, the play will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.” The play was announced back in 2013.