This magical new book is a Sirius must-have for any Harry Potter fan 4 weeks ago

This magical new book is a Sirius must-have for any Harry Potter fan

Harry Potter fans, rejoice - there's another book on the way.

Well, kind of. It's not exactly about the Golden Trio; it's about their kids.

To be more specific, it's a behind-the-scenes look at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one of the most celebrated stage productions in the last decade.

The description for the play - which is told in two parts - reads:

"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."

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come.

Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production.

It will take them 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, of course, the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry's 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 is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production will hit shelves on October 31. 


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