An extension of our favorite wizarding world series is about to be unleashed unto the world and we couldn't be more excited. Yet, with just a few weeks until the previews of the two-part production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit the West End in London, details regarding the upcoming stage extravaganza remain under wraps.
Until now, that is.
Oracle of magical madness, J. K. Rowling graced the Palace Theatre with her presence the other day to witness the puzzle pieces of her newest creation gradually fall into place — that being a glimpse into the story of Albus Severus Potter, 19 years after the epic Battle of Hogwarts involving his dad.
During her visit, Rowling starred in a behind-the-scene vid that sees the phenomenal cast comprised of Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) and Paul Thornley (Ron) rehearsing some crucial scenes involving duels and wand choreography (and incorporating a 34-strong cast, no less).
Rowling met with director John Tiffany and writer John Thorne, and they spoke about what the audience will hopefully expect. Yet the author was adamant that she wasn't prepared to give anything away just yet, saying:
"One thing I have really valued about the Potter fandom is that as a community, they have really looked after each other. People have each other's backs and that's a special thing. And it's for that reason more than any other, I would like us, if we can, to manage to keep our secrets."
"This will be such an incredible theatrical experience that I’d love us to be able to surprise people and move people in the natural way that a story should surprise and move people.”
And that, I'm sure it will! Here's the sneak peak inside the Cursed Child rehearsal room:
Would you love to see 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'?