The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London''s West End on July 30, 2016.
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.
杰克·索恩是《皮囊》和《无耻之徒》的编剧，他创作的英剧《灵界》（The Fades）是2012年BAFTA的最佳系列剧，《英伦88》（This Is England ''88）获得2012年BAFTA的最佳迷你剧。
J.K. Rowlingis the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of "The Casual Vacancy," a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strikecrime series.J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film "Fantastic BeastsandWhere to Find Them," a further extension of theWizarding World, due for release in November 2016.
Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include "Hope" and "Let The Right One In," both directed by John Tiffany, "The Solid Life of Sugarwater" for the Graeae Theatre Company, "Bunny" for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Stacy" for the Trafalgar Studios, " 2nd May 1997" and "When You Cure Me" for the Bush. His adaptations include "The Physicists" for the Donmar Warehouse and "Stuart: A Life Backwards" for Hightide. On film his credits include "War Book," "A Long Way Down" and "The Scouting Book for Boys." For television his credits include "The Last Panthers," "Don t Take My Baby," " This Is England," "The Fades," "Glue" and "Cast-Offs" and the upcoming "National Treasure." In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series "The Fades" and best serial "This Is England 88".
John Tiffany directed "Once" for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes "The Twits," "Hope" and "The Pass." He was the director of "Let The Right One In" for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes "Macbeth" also Broadway, "Enquirer," "The Missing," "Peter Pan," "The House of Bernarda Alba," "Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me," "Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us," The "Bacchae," "Black Watch," for which he won the Olivier and Critics Circle Best Director Awards, "Elizabeth Gordon Quinn" and "Home: Glasgow." Other recent credits include "The Glass Menagerie" at A.R.T. and on Broadway and "The Ambassador" at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.