J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the Harry Potter play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is set hit London in 2016.
The 49-year-old J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to say that the play will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself, Variety reported.
Rowling added in a series of Tweets “I’ve had countless offers to extend Harry’s story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry’s story.”
J.K. Rowling revealed that the story is not a prequel, adding that she doesn’t want to say too much more, because she doesn’t want to spoil “a real treat for fans.”
Addressing the issue of her choice of medium for the story, Rowling noted “To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question – why isn’t #CursedChild a new novel? – I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.”
As per J.K. Rowling’s website, the play would receive its world premiere at London’s Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016. Tickets will go on sale this autumn.