Top 10 facts about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Here are the top 10 facts about Harry Potter and the cursed child, the eight story in the Harry Potter Series.

 

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part play, was written by British playwright Jack Thorne based on an original story by Thorne, John Tiffany and J.K. Rowling.
  • It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series
  • In US and Canada, the book sold over 2 million copies in its first two days of release
  • Harry Potter and the cursed Child is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
  • The story is set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.
  • Because of the epic nature of the story it could not fit into the performance time of a traditional single play and consequently is told in two Parts. It was designed to be viewed on the same day or consecutively over two evenings.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child principally follows Harry, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.
  • In just under 8 hours of priority booking 175,000 tickets were sold for the world premiere production
  • The casting of the dark-skinned Noma Dumezweni as Hermione sparked fervent discussion, to which Rowling responded that Hermione’s skin was never specified as white.
  • The length of a play ,Part One, 2 hours and 20 minutesPart Two, 2 hours and 15 minutes

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