RUMOR: J.K. Rowling to adapt “Harry Potter” for the stage?

The Daily Mail has claimed that they can exclusively reveal that a Harry Potter stage play will be on London’s West End within two years. As of this posting, this information remains a RUMOR, unconfirmed by Warner Bros. MuggleNet is working on a confirmation at this moment, so as soon as we know if it’s true, you’ll know, too! For now, here are some details that the Daily Mail is reporting.

Supposedly, though Rowling will not write the play, she will serve as co-producer and collaborator on the play’s script; producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callendar will helm the production. Perhaps most interestingly, the Mail claims that the production will not focus on Harry’s story as we know it but instead on his early years as an orphan and an outcast.

What’s more, the article claims that Rowling herself commented on the impending stage production, saying, “[This version] was the only one that really made sense to me and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage. After a year in gestation, it is very exciting to see this project moving onto the next phrase.”

It seems very odd that Rowling would make a statement about a project that has yet to be confirmed by Warner Brothers, but if these rumors do prove true, this stage play could be a dream come true for Potter fans. What do you think of the premise set forward in the Mail article? Would you be excited to see a Harry Potter play if this rumor proves true? Let us know in the comments!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.