The news of a new Harry Potter story – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – has excited fans across the globe, but it’s left many readers not able to make it to the United Kingdom disappointed that they won’t be able to see the magic for themselves.
To help remedy that glaring problem, Rowling and the team behind Cursed Child are releasing the play’s script as a book one day after the play officially debuts (and four weeks after the previews began). Still, reading a script is a far cry from experiencing the story in the medium in which it was intended: on a stage.
J.K. Rowling has heard our cries: today on Twitter, the author announced that the stageplay, billed as the “eighth story,” will be around for a long time… AND tour!
If demand is there – remember, it's still at preview stage! – it will run for a long time AND tour – you'll see it! https://t.co/Vi4NMyCKLD
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 11, 2016
Still, we’ll be waiting years before that happens. The book will help tide us over, but here’s to hoping we’ll be treated to a filmed version of the stageplay before the story heads on tour.