The Harry Potter Musical that almost was
Now, an article from The Telegraph reveals that the opportunity to secure rights for the musical were missed by only a few weeks. National Theatre Boss Sir Trevor Nunn says:
“Many many years ago I proposed it and they said: 'Oh if only you had come to us a few weeks ago. We have just sold the movie rights',” he harrumphs. “It will be a long time now before anyone is allowed to stage Harry Potter.”
Fans reacted harshly when we reported the possibility in Summer 2007. Our news report received over 700 comments in just a few days – most of them very angry at the idea.