Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4
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Description

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Reviews

  • Terrible Book (Warning Spoilers)

    2
    By Jevangelisto
    This book had some good parts and bad parts like for example Cedric doesn’t die but instead he turns into a Death Eater which isn’t Cedric’s personality and what Hufflepuffs would never dream of.
  • Truly incredible!!!!

    5
    By EricRivera1988
    I truly enjoyed this book and that book is the best place in what I’m quietly reading it!!!! This book is the best one!!!!
  • Terrific Read

    5
    By mathiascole
    As a huge fan of Harry Potter, I admit I have put off reading this particular novel. I felt too nostalgic about the originals because I grew up with them. I have recently reread one through seven, and was pleasantly surprised to see all the things I missed as a child, not being able to understand certain things. As an adult, I have found a new appreciation for Harry Potter and all of his trials and tribulations. I have heard from many people about their thoughts on this novel and I admit, it made me reticent to read it. Despite that however, I felt I had to read this; the eighth novel. I am very glad I did. If you can appreciate that, Harry Potter and friends, won’t behave the same as they did when they were teenagers because they are adults with jobs and kids now. That changes who you are. Is anyone reading this the same as they were when they were a teenager? I think not. As they say often, “Love is blind”.
  • ron

    5
    By ronweaslyfan 1713
    nobody appreciates ron weasly enough like he is a great actor and was one of harry's first friend House: griffindor Wand: Spruce oak with a parrot feather ( made up ? yes but cool? also yes)
  • It’s crap

    1
    By Leonsmitt
    Every bad thing you’ve ever heard is true. It’s garbage, the characters are nothing like themselves in the books. The story is nonsense. It’s just plain bad, do not consider it canon.
  • Great Harry Potter playscript!!!!!

    5
    By Bookworm8494
    I’m going to have to admit I’m a little disappointed that the cursed child was a play and a playscript instead of a movie and a book. But still, after deathly hallows I didn’t think there would be anything else so I loved this!! Even in the playscript you can still understand the story greatly which I think is pretty cool. Loved it!!!!!!!
  • It was not a Harry Potter book

    2
    By Brandonvier
    This book was more of a Sci-fi headed fantasy that used characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I understand that it was a play, but it felt like it did not hold up to the standard at by the other 7 books.
  • This is the BEST book ever

    5
    By yer a wizad harry
    GUYS STOP HATING IT! It’s a play script for goodness sake! And so what if voldie has a daughter?! I think it’s really awesome 👏!Great job JK Rowling! My info just 4 fun 😉 House: Slytheren Patronus: fox :3 Wand: oak with Phoenix feather core
  • Only one little thing...

    4
    By chorltte flarile
    So the dark lord has a child BUT Bella trip is married so why doesn’t Bella’s husband get mad? Only thing (Draco Malloy is the best)bye
  • Not that bad but still bad( would not recommend)

    1
    By ruhrhw172
    I don’t like it. I always kinda liked the fact that Voldemort wasn’t able to love anyone,BUT YET HE WAS ABLE TO HAVE A FREAKING DAUGHTER, with Bellatrix which it kinda makes sense on her side of the spectrum but Idt that he has functioning body parts that are for having a child.