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

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781105535
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Harry Potter
Sold by: Pottermore Limited
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 11,194
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films by Warner Bros.  She has written three companion volumes to the series in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid of her children’s charity Lumos. Her website and e-publisher Pottermore is the digital hub of the Wizarding World. She has recently collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which is now running at The Palace Theatre in London’s West End. J.K. Rowling is also the author of a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is the author of three crime novels featuring private detective Cormoran Strike, which are to be adapted for BBC television. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut.


Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England


Exeter University

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous 13 days ago
I feel this book will be really good. i always played with my younger cousins a game we like to call children of Hogwarts or Harry Potter families. And it totally remijds me of that looking at the start. I for one am a female and do not wajt to play Scorpius, as I do adore Draco Malfoy. So when we play I take on the role of Rose Granger Wealsey with those of my cousijs interested in playing as Hugo, Scorpius, Albus, Jamee, Lily, and some professers like Neville and parents. But that's not my point. I am really excited to read this and get a good look at what it is about, tis book came out in tike for my mok ajd her family members to read it. But they are all 90s kids and all. I wasn't even born as to I am 2007 kid. (I am 12). And I am thinking me and others may enjoy this. I like to think of the golden trio, silver trio, and copper trio, as my aunts, uncles, parents. And their children/offspring as me and my cousins although my uncle calls hikself the worlds biggest muggle. And am really excited to read this book and am sure many of you are as well.- LittleAJ
Anonymous 8 months ago
Its cool its good wow!!!
Jessica-Weinberg More than 1 year ago
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany is an amazing fantasy and magical novel that with surely blow you right off of your feet. With all the amazing detailed characters and the amazing descriptive settings you will always be lost within the deep story each page you turn. This book is an easy read and is formatted as a script for the play which is now playing on Broadway. I have read this book once now and it is definitely one of my favorites. Even though this book is a very easy read there are a lot of different settings. From the Ministry of Magic to the many decades of Hogwarts Castle this book will not let you down with the amount of scene changes and setting changes. Each contrasting setting sets up a wonderful tone and mood where it sheds a new look on the world, future, and past of the wonderful world in which all of us grew up with. This new story, a sequel to the last seven books holds up the standards of excellence with its amazing style, sentence phrasing, and overall mood from these techniques used in the story. One of the most exciting and intriguing elements of the story is the way J.K. Rowling leads up to the plot with all of winding roads that lean you in different directions as you read. She creates a story that you can live along with that leaves you thinking that you were really there. Characters change from good to bad and from bad to good in seconds and you will never see it coming. J.K. is a master of interest and she will keep you hooked on the book until you finally unfold the truth behind what is really going on in the world of Harry Potter and his very interesting children. One element of the story that was created and illustrated very well was the description of the characters and the way she makes there emotions and feelings so relatable to the readers. As you read you connect and feel for the characters unlike in any other book i have ever read. She gives them a soul and makes you think about how they would feel and by doing that makes you connect and be more interested in the events of the book. The characters are extremely relatable and really help you become more interested and invested in their lives as the story goes on. The quality of this book is amazing but I am an avid fan of the Harry Potter universe and series. This book is truly wonderful and should be advertised for those who feel comfortable reading a script without any sort of guiding narration. The characters, setting, quality, style, and plot are all incredible and mastered throughout the entirety of the book. Reading this book was an incredible experience and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who needs a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reread the book again and decided to give an honest opinion about it. The plot was lame and I wasn’t as hooked with the book as I was with the original Harry Potter series, that I was obsessed with! It was interesting to read as a Play-script and it was nice to see where the characters were now. Of course it might come out as biased but it was a definitely a rip-off, especially as it wasn’t written by J.K Rowling. The Cursed Child was okay overall but I wasn’t able to enjoy it very well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read in general.. but this book managed to pull me in and give me a whole cast of characters, old and new, to love and enjoy more than the movies. If you aren't into play-style writing, this book isn't for you, but if you are looking for an enjoyment. I, 10 out of 10, recommend.
LisaDunckley More than 1 year ago
I am a die hard Harry Potter fan—and this book, while an interesting story, did NOT have the HP “vibe” to it. It just didn't feel like Harry Potter! After reading and rereading and re-rereading all 7 books over and over, you get a good sense of Harry's personality. This just felt “off”. I'm sure part of it was that I was sooo excited about a new HP book to read, so maybe I had unrealistic expectations. The plot was a bit unsteady, some parts dragged while others seemed to not have enough detail. I liked some of the other characters better than Albus, who's supposed to be the hero. The time travel twist was good, but not enough to really carry the story. So, color me disappointed...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a play in quite a while and this was really an enjoyable experience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. It did not reflect the characters perrsonality harry pptter fansif yyou buy this you will want yur money back it is just a script does not refle ct jkrowlings writing personaltiy i was realky disapointeed i want avreal biok like the ither books i miss the ither books i widhvthey didng cost so much
Anonymous 9 months ago
Freaking terrible as bad as Barny the dinosaur. Wretched sample because it's a playscript it was totally dull. Kinda like the Sorcerers Stone but this is just like the HORRID! Comment i have also read. Do not waste your free time reading this crud.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to see this in action in NYC April 2019
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry's adulthood is as interesting as his childhood
jwelcat More than 1 year ago
the reason I gave this a low reading is because it is in not in book form it is in a scree play form. I wanted it and the others in a book from. I like books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Mya Mills. House: gryffindor. Pet for school: snowy owl named royal. Quidditch player: chaser, wickedly fast. Chlotes: traditional gryffindor robes. Age: 12. Hobbies: jinxes charms and spells. Best spell: REDUCTO. Animagus: a german shepard. Appearence: long waist level mahogany hair with hazel eyes. Personality: sassy but a good student with lots of friends. Dislikes: slytherins, potions and draco malfoy. Other: reply to missmyamillslion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every minute of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gender: Female House: Ravenclaw Pet: Snowy owl named Molly/ A small kitten named Brooklyn Personality: Shy Smart Awkward Tomboy Nerdy And can be confident around friends Wardrobe: mainly skirts and stockings with a tee shirt and tennis shoes/ Ravenclaw robes Health: fair some minor medical problems in ankles knees hips
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The end gave me chills, reliving what happened to Lily & James Potter. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the world of Harry Potter. However, I do not feel she gave Harry, Ron and Hermonie enough attention. In the other books you felt she loved those young people. It almost feels like she has an issue with older people. Because they are grown now she took her heart away. She told a good story it just did not feel like a Harry Potter story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves you wanting more..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to let go every time I finish a Harry Potter book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for a sick day. Completely distracted me from my very sore back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great adveture and also the return of dark lord voldemort and then Harry,Ginny,Albus Potter,and our favorite Draco Malfoy