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‘Harry Potter’ prequel heading to the London stage

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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!

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