Paperback Playscript Edition of “Cursed Child” Is Coming Soon!

With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child slowly making its way to Broadway, it can be easy to forget that we’re waiting for another edition of the print version as well as the stage one. If you’ll recall, the version that was released last summer was a “special rehearsal edition,” suggesting that the final script was yet to come. With the staggering sales of that edition and the tremendous success of the stage play, we didn’t know when the definitive edition would appear – until now!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production will be released almost a year after the rehearsal edition, on July 25, 2017, and (in the US, at least) this new version will be printed in paperback. Though much of the material will of course be the same between the two volumes, there are still a few new goodies for fans to look forward to:

This revised paperback edition 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’.

Whether you’ve seen the West End production and want to keep your memories fresh or you’re still bitter that you haven’t yet seen Cursed Child in all its glory, the playscript edition is one small step closer to the real thing.

We’re awaiting further information about the new edition, but you can already pre-order it on Amazon.

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.