There have been many rumours, yet none confirmed until just moments ago by the woman herself JK Rowling.
Potterheads all over the world had heard secret whisperings about the play which was supposedly to be released early 2016. Now the tension rope has finally snapped, giving us the news we all wanted to hear.
Rowling confirmed on Twitter today that the new play 'Cursed Child' will be opening in London next year. It is a result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and herself. She also immediately dismissed the probability that the play is a prequel.
Rowling's official Facebook page provides the following information:
Based on an original, new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', a new play by Jack Thorne, will receive its world premiere in London's West End in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theatre.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, tickets for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will go on public sale this autumn, details of which will be announced summer 2015 and will be shared on the official website, in late July.
Directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will have set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.
Some questions remain unanswered. Will any original cast members from the Harry Potter movie franchise star in the play? Will Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who lived himself, make another on stage appearance?