By Abi Donoghue – Culture Editor
J.K Rowling has today confirmed that new play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will open on the West End in 2016.
The play is said to be the untold story of Harry’s life, however, Rowling has stressed that, despite the rumours, it is not a prequel to the famous series.
It will be a collaboration with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.
Thorne has stayed mostly silent, tweeting only that ‘playing in Jk Rowling’s sandpit is the greatest honour and the greatest fun’
The show opens in the Palace Theatre, currently home to The Commitments, and tickets go on sale in the autumn with further details announced throughout the summer.
This exciting news comes on the 18th anniversary of the first UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.
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