Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production by Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London’s West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne 2019 – and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) – the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show’s journey to the stage – from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harrys story to life.
With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production and will be enjoyed by Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London Photography by Manuel Harlan. Harry, Ron and Draco all became fathers in their later years, with Harry fathering three children with Ginny, Ron and Hermione having two, and Draco with one. These three core characters all grew up with very different father relationships themselves, so how did they all develop their relationships with their own offspring? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
And while the Fantastic Beasts series starring Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp has had its good moments, we would still love to see the Cursed Child play out on the big screen, rather than a stage. Here are 10 moments that would make a blockbuster involving The Boy Who Lived, Ron, Hermione and co worth it — even if the plot of the play divided some members of the fan base. In the first Harry Potter book and movie, we see the Boy Who Lived sorted into Gryffindor, the same house that his parents Lily and James were put in during their own time at Hogwarts. Could you imagine the shock if Harry, the boy who famously defeated Lord Voldemort when Tom Riddle was operating at the peak of his powers, had been placed within the very house the Dark Lord himself attended? Readers and audiences see him struggle with the burden of being born to the most-famous face in the entire Wizarding World and things come to a head when he clashes with his father over his relationship with Scorpius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy's son. In their argument, Harry is refusing to back down, still blighted from a relationship with Draco that was strained, to say the least.