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J.K. Rowling Just Announced There Will Be A Harry Potter Play In London Next Year

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will tell the untold story of the boy who lived.

Today is arguably the best day in the history of all days. For one thing, it's an important Harry Potter anniversary date.

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!

But more important, our true queen, J.K. Rowling, just made this incredible announcement on Twitter:

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.


She went on to describe how the play came about:

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

FYI Jack Thorne is a brilliant writer who was responsible for the most heartbreaking scenes in Skins.

And John Tiffany also directed Once, so this is pretty much guaranteed to be AMAZING.

Back on Twitter, J.K. continued to be her brilliant, mysterious self.

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

But we know we should not expect a prequel!

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

And we must stop hassling her for a new novel.

To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play

they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story. #CursedChild

I've had countless offers to extend Harry's story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! #CursedChild

It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry's story. #CursedChild

True Potterheads already knew about plans for this play – Rowling released this statement on her Facebook page in 2013.

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We cannot wait to find out more about our favourite wizard.

Seriously, this is a momentous day!