AceShowbiz - The synopsis of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is revealed by J.K. Rowling. The author announces that the upcoming stage production will pick up where the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", left off. It follows adult Harry and his youngest son Albus.
The story will take place 19 years after the event in the last book. The synopsis reads, "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."
"So now you know it really isn't a prequel: Harry Potter & the #CursedChild starts #19yearslater!" Rowling tweeted. In her website, she additionally explains that due to the "epic nature of the story," the play is split into two parts and will feature a cast of over 30 actors to be announced later.
The play is written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner John Tiffany. It is coming to London's West End summer 2016. Tickets go on sale online only at 11 A.M. GMT on Wednesday, October 28. An artwork featuring a young boy in a nest was released as a teaser.