Pottermore has released the official plot synopsis for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The two-part play will deal with both Harry’s past and present, and the fate of Harry’s son, Albus.
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.
“It is very exciting to explore Harry’s world in a brand new way through the live form of theatre,” said author J.K. Rowling. “Collaborating on this story is exhilarating for all of us and we can’t wait to present the eighth story at the Palace Theatre next summer.”
The official synopsis release follow yesterday’s reveal of the play’s first official artwork.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens at London’s West End in summer 2016. Fans can register for priority booking at HarryPotterthePlay.com. Priority registration closes Saturday 24 October at 11.45pm BST.