Buzz·Posted on 26 Jun 2015J.K. Rowling Just Announced There Will Be A Harry Potter Play In London Next YearHarry Potter and the Cursed Child will tell the untold story of the boy who lived.by Maggy van EijkBuzzFeed Staff, UKFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Today is arguably the best day in the history of all days. For one thing, it's an important Harry Potter anniversary date. J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling Today is a very special day for two reasons. Firstly, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in the UK 18 years ago! 07:27 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite But more important, our true queen, J.K. Rowling, just made this incredible announcement on Twitter: J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling 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. 07:31 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite THIS IS HUGE!!! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ITV She went on to describe how the play came about: J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself. #CursedChild 07:32 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite FYI Jack Thorne is a brilliant writer who was responsible for the most heartbreaking scenes in Skins. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Channel 4 And John Tiffany also directed Once, so this is pretty much guaranteed to be AMAZING. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy Back on Twitter, J.K. continued to be her brilliant, mysterious self. J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling I don't want to say too much more, because I don't want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans. #CursedChild 07:34 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite But we know we should not expect a prequel! J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling However, I can say that it is not a prequel! #CursedChild 07:34 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite And we must stop hassling her for a new novel. J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play 07:36 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story. #CursedChild 07:37 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling I've had countless offers to extend Harry's story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! #CursedChild 07:39 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry's story. #CursedChild 07:41 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite True Potterheads already knew about plans for this play – Rowling released this statement on her Facebook page in 2013. View this post on Facebook Facebook: JKRowling We cannot wait to find out more about our favourite wizard. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Seriously, this is a momentous day! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros.