“Cursed Child” Creative Team Discusses Bringing “Potter” to the Stage
Just last week, the synopsis of the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was finally confirmed, and Potter fans everywhere are beyond excited. Two of those fans just happen to be John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the director and writer currently working on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Tiffany and Thorne recently sat down with Pottermore to discuss bringing Harry Potter to the stage. When asked about the hype of the play, Tiffany shared,
What we’re doing here is taking the biggest literary franchise the world has ever seen into theatre and it’s… Well, people are so stoked up about it. I’m conscious of bringing the fans what they love, doing this story justice and exploring the psychology of a grown up Harry Potter with the same epic sweep as the books and the films, but in a different way.
When asked about the writing process of the play, Tiffany brought up Thorne and how he has brought J.K. Rowling’s incredible characters to life. He said,
Jack went away and came back with the first forty pages. The big thing had happened. He’d written dialogue for Jo’s characters, and they sounded like themselves. He’d brought them back. I can’t tell you what it was like to see that.
Thorne discussed the excitement of creating the upcoming production as well. He shared,
Sometimes I can’t believe it [-] the idea that we have written the eighth story of Harry Potter. The whole time, I’ve felt this great responsibility to the previous seven stories. Theatre is very different [from] film; we’ve had to find our own way into the stories. We are starting to see it all come together in workshops now, and it’s just wonderful.
You can read the full interview with Pottermore here.
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