Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may go global  

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatreAuthor J.K. Rowling announced that her wizard’s journey is done as the new stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opens to rave reviews and plans to go global.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London’s West End after eight weeks of preview, to a jam-packed theatre of avid Potter fans. The success of the play has led to talks of it making its way to Broadway and even beyond. According to the Guardian, Rowling was excited about the possibility of the play reaching even more audiences. She said:

“I’d love it to go wider than that. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible.”

Theatre producer Sonia Friedman said that the play could be performed in many countries in the future. She said:

“Hopefully more than America, hopefully many countries at some point will get to see it. But it’s a big piece of theatre, it’s a big endeavour, you can’t just turn it around overnight.”

Rowling was also thrilled about the Friday 40, a chance for fans to win seats at lower prices. She said:

“What we would really like most of all is to bring people in who have never been to the theatre before. I would be so proud to think that kids from my kind of background, who didn’t come from particularly theatre-going families, learn what theatre is about through this show. That would be an incredible thing.”

Rowling also probably broke millions of fans’ hearts by telling Reuters that this play was the end of Harry’s story. She said:

“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know…So, I’m thrilled to see it realised so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

Set 19 years after the end of the last book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child chronicles the life of Harry and his friends as they confront the challenges of parenthood.

The two-part play was co-devised by Rowling, written by Jack Thorne, and directed by John Tiffany. The script has also been published as a book which is already topping the UK charts, and according to the Guardian, was the most pre-ordered book of the year at Amazon.co.uk.