Here's The One Thing J.K. Rowling Wants Everyone To Know About The New Harry Potter Play

"It's not a prequel. It really, really isn't a prequel. Not a prequel. Not at all prequelly. It is an anti-prequel. #NotAPrequel" —J.K. Rowling

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You may have heard that there'll be a Harry Potter stage play opening in London next year called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child...

I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.

It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself. #CursedChild

But while you might be excited to learn more about The Boy Who Lived, J.K. Rowling wants you to know something important first:

However, I can say that it is not a prequel! #CursedChild

She really, REALLY wants you to know something:

#CursedChild NOT a prequel. Lots of people asking, so I thought I'd say that again! NOT a prequel!

You might think Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a prequel, but you'd be wrong.

NOT a prequel. Not. A. Prequel. #CursedChild https://t.co/OLAucrEppE

WRONG.

Not if it isn't a prequel. https://t.co/pb0DMEf4xw

SO WRONG.

Sadly, not a prequel. I thought I'd said that at some point. Anyway. Not a prequel. https://t.co/EPOmpVXFcl

Have you heard? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is definitely not a prequel.

I can't remember whether I've mentioned this, but Harry Potter & the #CursedChild isn't a prequel.

Not.

.@gorgosprizza Sorry, I thought I'd said! #CursedChild isn't a prequel.

A.

Funny, a lot of people are asking that! But no, I can exclusively reveal that #CursedChild isn't a prequel. https://t.co/AJd5wamugn

Prequel.

Ah, I can see where you've got that idea, but in fact it ISN'T a prequel. https://t.co/vAsTcwGWjy

It is very possible that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not a prequel.

You are getting very warm indeed when you say that it is *possible* that #CursedChild isn't a prequel. https://t.co/B6QPUV0mxa

But maybe it is a prequel??

You know what? I'm starting to wonder. Maybe it is. https://t.co/Vh7yaCKP2c

NOPE. NOT A PREQUEL.

IT'S NOT A... oh, will someone else please take over? https://t.co/nXT82YF1xa

Definitely not.

Well, obviously I like to keep things mysterious, so I'll just say Prequel. A. Not. It's. https://t.co/gbougs635Q

Never has anything been less of a prequel.

You're right, I have been guilty of shameful ambiguity in this matter. It isn't a prequel. https://t.co/ep6InUxL20

If anything, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an anti-prequel:

.@CNBCWorld It's not a prequel. It really, really isn't a prequel. Not a prequel. Not at all prequelly. It is an anti-prequel. #NotAPrequel

*I must not swear on Twitter. I must not swear on Twitter...* https://t.co/AeYLHzWjDL