The play called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is going to open at West End’s Palace Theatre in London next year!! I would literally give my right hand to be able to go and watch it. <sigh..!!>
In December 2013, J.K. Rowling announced that she would be working on a stage play based on Harry Potter series. The play was supposed to explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast. About how it was to live in the cupboard under the stairs.
But according to the latest report from The Daily Mail, “The Cursed Child delves into what happened to Harry’s parents — Lily Evans Potter and James Potter — before they were killed by Lord Voldemort, forcing an infant Harry to be raised in miserable circumstances by his mother’s sister, Petunia, her horrid husband Vernon and their spoiled son Dudley.” The relationship between the sisters – Lily and Petunia maybe examined at depth in the play. However, JKR said on twitter that the play was “not a prequel”.
Personally I believe that Lily Potter deserves a book of her own she is such a kickass character. Though there’s not enough about her in the series but what we know of her already is more than enough to know how strong, loyal and loving she is. Nevertheless it would be awesome to see how she eventually falls for James and also explore her friendship with Snape. I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for more exploits of the Marauders (James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew) in the play.
Search for the play cast is still on at present. Now if you ask me, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke would make great Lily and James Potter. Plus Johnny Depp as Sirius would definitely seal the deal. But since the characters have to be around twenties and they wont really fit the bill, who do you think would be better??
I’m sooo excited for all those who can actually go and enjoy the play. 2016 couldn’t come early enough for me!! Here’s the link to the complete article in The Daily Mail if you want to read in detail..:)