Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4
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The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


  • Why?

    By Gilbert195
    Why is everyone giving this such good ratings? As far as I’m concerned, this book never existed. Don’t read it. Totally not worth it. It just messes with how one sees the first 7 books. It makes no sense whatsoever!! The plot is bad, confusing and rushed.
  • Okay

    By Gasdoc59
    It was alright. :(
  • Terrific

    By Elixyoboythegoaty
    The book was splendid indeed
  • It is a shame

    By Roger F 0120
    It is a shame for the book
  • I luv Harry Potter!❤️

    By good potter
    I really like the Harry Potter series I like to see what comes next and how it ends I’m a really big fan of Harry Potter and his friends but I have a big crush on Draco Malfoy but Harry potter and Hermione and Ron and Ginny out a good help and they I thick that professor Snape should get thrown out at the beginning of the first few movies I absolutely Louth him and I don’t mind that Harry and his pals hate him cause most do except Draco who is professor Snape favorite student

    By roblox lover2456
    So i liked the book it was really good but some of these things don’t make much sense and I do love Harry Potter but how could Voldemort have a kid I know about bellatrix but he isn’t really a human
  • Terrible Book (Warning Spoilers)

    By Jevangelisto
    This book had some good parts and bad parts like for example Cedric doesn’t die but instead he turns into a Death Eater which isn’t Cedric’s personality and what Hufflepuffs would never dream of.
  • Truly incredible!!!!

    By EricRivera1988
    I truly enjoyed this book and that book is the best place in what I’m quietly reading it!!!! This book is the best one!!!!
  • Terrific Read

    By mathiascole
    As a huge fan of Harry Potter, I admit I have put off reading this particular novel. I felt too nostalgic about the originals because I grew up with them. I have recently reread one through seven, and was pleasantly surprised to see all the things I missed as a child, not being able to understand certain things. As an adult, I have found a new appreciation for Harry Potter and all of his trials and tribulations. I have heard from many people about their thoughts on this novel and I admit, it made me reticent to read it. Despite that however, I felt I had to read this; the eighth novel. I am very glad I did. If you can appreciate that, Harry Potter and friends, won’t behave the same as they did when they were teenagers because they are adults with jobs and kids now. That changes who you are. Is anyone reading this the same as they were when they were a teenager? I think not. As they say often, “Love is blind”.
  • ron

    By ronweaslyfan 1713
    nobody appreciates ron weasly enough like he is a great actor and was one of harry's first friend House: griffindor Wand: Spruce oak with a parrot feather ( made up ? yes but cool? also yes)