A New Harry Potter Story Announced!
[Source: Yahoo!News] Pottermore just released the plot line of the eighth official story in the Harry Potter series, the Cursed Child poster, a brand new website for the play, and the ticket release date!
Here's the synopsis.
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.
We have so many questions! He Who Must Not Be Named is gone, so what is causing "the darkness"? Why isn't James involved in any of this? And who is returning from Harry's past? Malfoy? A retired Death Eater?
The artwork for the play has also been released, featuring a small boy (who looks just like Albus) sitting in a bird's nest with black wings.
Even more questions: Why does the Albus lookalike seem so sad? Why does the nest have wings, like a Golden Snitch? What does this all mean?!
Sadly, these questions won't be answered until next summer, when the two-part play hits stages at the Palace Theatre in London. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 28 to anyone who registered for priority booking and on Friday, October 30 to the general public. No word yet if or when the play will come to the U.S., so time to start saving up for tickets to London, or putting them on your Christmas wish list.
You better start practicing your jinxes, because the battle for these tickets will be like the Triwizard Tournament all over again.