CONFIRMED: Has the Title of the “Harry Potter” Stage Play Been Revealed?!

It’s been over a year and a half since J.K. Rowling confirmed that there would be a Harry Potter stage play, and it looks like there just might finally be some news about what the play will be called – and what it will entail.

According to the Daily Mail, the play will be called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and will cover the experiences of Lily and James Potter before they were killed by Lord Voldemort. If true, this differs somewhat from the previous information we had about the play, which said that the show was going to be about Harry’s early years, presumably with the Dursleys. Of course, it is entirely possible that the play could do both!

Reportedly, the play will open in the summer of 2016, and tickets will go on sale this autumn. What’s more, the Daily Mail is reporting that casting has already begun! The show, set to open at London’s Palace Theater, was created by J.K. Rowling and director John Tiffany and written by Jack Thorne.

This story has yet to be confirmed. In March, Rowling said that she did not yet have a title for the play. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!


This morning Jo took to Twitter to tell fans that it had been 18 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone had been released – and to confirm details of the play, revealing the Cursed Child IS the title for the upcoming West End play. Here’s what she had to say:

Jo also confirmed on Facebook with new details concerning ticket sales:

Based on an original, new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, a new play by Jack Thorne, will receive its world premiere in London’s West End in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theatre. …tickets for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will go on public sale this autumn, details of which will be announced summer 2015 and will be shared on the official website, in late July.

Posted by J.K. Rowling on Friday, 26 June 2015

We’ve also received a new official website for the play,, that promises to reveal loads of new information in the coming weeks and months!

Now that the news is J.K. Rowling official, how pumped are you to see a new installment of Harry Potter come to life on the stage? How are you envisioning this exciting new story shaping up?

UPDATE 6/26: Press Release sent to MuggleNet is attached below.

Official Press Release