It’s just one week until Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premieres. And to say that the Harry Potter fandom is ready is an understatement…
The first set of promotional images have just been released. And to say I am excited is a bit of an understatement.
YER A WIZARD, JAMIE!
The eponymous boy-who-lived will be played by Jamie Parker, with Poppy Miller playing wife Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as Albus, their youngest son. The story seems to centre on this father son relationship, as the synopsis suggests:
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.
It promises to be quite the theatrical and literary event of the year, with the initial ticket release causing hours of queuing. And again, we know how well the fandom does with waiting…
But don’t fear if you missed the initial ticket release. There’s still a chance to get that fateful letter. When JK Rowling started writing the series, she came up with forty characters, their houses and parentage. To commemorate these Original Forty characters, there will be an extra forty tickets available for every performance. Every Friday at 1pm, forty tickets for the following week will be made available at £30 for previews and £40. For more information, see the official ticket website.