Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

‘Harry Potter’ prequel heading to the London stage

See also

Superstar author of the “Harry Potter” novels J.K. Rowling announced on Friday that she will be co-producing a play about the iconic hero taking place during his cupboard-ridden years with the Dursleys, that infamous, usually-cruel Muggle family.

Planned to open in the West End of London sometime within the next two years, the play’s synopsis promises appearances from several characters fans know from the “Harry Potter” books, and likely the monolithic movie series inspired by them.

Rowling will not be writing the play on her own, but rather collaborating with another writer. The search for possible scribes and directors is currently underway. Rowling is working with successful theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, the latter of whom was once president of HBO Films.

Rowling, as is frequently her way with words, put it best in her statement:

“Over the years, I have received countless approaches about turning ‘Harry Potter’ into a theatrical production, but Sonia and Colin’s vision was the only one that really made sense to me and had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage.”

It will be very interesting to see (Or it will be interesting to learn, if seats are not available!) whether any overt wizardry will be involved at that point in Harry’s childhood.

Do you think this is a good move for the “Harry Potter” legacy? Let us know in the comments below!

Like what you’re reading and want to stay up-to-date with my articles as I post them? Subscribe by clicking the link near my name at the top of the page!

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NBA point guards
    The other guys: NBA's top 5 underrated point guards
    Camera
    NBA Buzz
  • Gwen Stefani
    From Snoop Dogg to Gwen Stefani: The special Coachella guests we loved seeing
    Camera
    Music News
  • The Ultimate Warrior
    An autopsy on the Ultimate Warrior reveals what suddenly killed the wrestling hero
    Video
    Fight Sports
  • Marlon Wayans
    Exclusive: Marlon Wayans dishes on 'A Haunted House 2' and getting sexy with a doll
    Movies Buzz
  • Scott Harnell
    Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been fined $5K for spearing
    NHL Buzz
  • Game of Thrones
    The stars of 'Game of Thrones' react to the shocking purple wedding
    Video
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!