Harry Potter coming to the stage

20 December 2013

You’re a luvvie, ‘Arry.

Harry Potter will make his debut at the theatre, JK Rowling has revealed.

Having already appeared in books, films, games and all manner of merchandise, the boy wizard will now tread the boards in a new play.

The play will appear in a West End theatre “within two years”, according to reports.

The new story is a prequel of sorts, dealing with the early years of Potter’s life - the time spent before he attended the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with his adoptive Muggle uncle and aunt.

The producers claim the play will “offer a unique insight into the heart and mind of the now legendary young wizard” by telling “the previously untold story of Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast.”

JK Rowling will not write the play, which does not currently have a writer or director, but will “collaborate” with whoever is eventually chosen.

Though the official Harry Potter canon has now ended, with the last complete book published in 2007 and last film in 2011, there are more spin-offs from the Potter universe planned.

A film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Rowling’s guide to the monsters of the Potterverse, is currently in the works, with Warner Bros hoping other spin-offs to come.

[Source: SlashFilm]