Harry Potter goes to the theatre


Fans of Harry Potter will be thrilled to hear that a new theatre play will arrive in London next year. The play will be called ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. A curse is when a supernatural force brings bad things to a person. Tickets for the new play will be available in the autumn.

The writer of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, does not want to reveal too much about the new play as she wants it to be a surprise. However, she has said that it tells about the lives of Harry’s parents. She has written the play together with another writer, called Jack Thorne.

It is exactly 18 years ago that the first Harry Potter book was published. The seven books have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, making the series the best-selling book series in history,  and have been translated into 73 languages.