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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Title for Harry Potter play

June 26, 2015

Update: All the information previously released have been confirmed. The Harry Potter stage play has an official website with information about release date, tickets and more.

Baz Bamigboye, the journalist who revealed that J.K. Rowling was working on a Harry Potter play, has published on The Daily Mail the title and more info about it. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the title (though it is not confirmed yet) of the play which will open at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016.

The Cursed Child delves into what happened to Harry’s parents — Lily Evans Potter and James Potter — before they were killed by Lord Voldemort, forcing an infant Harry to be raised in miserable circumstances by his mother’s sister, Petunia, her horrid husband Vernon and their spoiled son Dudley.

The play may also look at the complicated relationship between siblings Lily and Petunia. A muggle like the rest of her family, Petunia was always put out by her sister’s magical prowess.

There is also dramatic fodder in the friendship between Lily and Severus Snape during their schooldays at Hogwarts (both were members of the Order Of The Phoenix).

Another of their friends — Remus Lupin — may also figure in the story.

More details and ticket information will be announced this July.

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