The Magic Is Back: Harry Potter Play Hits London Stage

The magic is back: Harry Potter play hits London stage

LONDON, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 30th july, 2016) - Harry Potter fans were buzzing with excitement Saturday ahead of the opening gala of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a stage play that imagines the fictional boy wizard as a grown-up father of three. After nearly eight weeks of preview performances that received rave reviews from critics, the Palace Theatre in London throws open its doors to the general public for a new adventure in the saga that has captivated millions around the globe.

Creator J. K. Rowling has begged fans not to give away any plot details after seeing the show. Set 19 years after the events of Rowling's seventh and final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the play sees a grown-up Potter working at the Ministry of Magic. The official plot outline for the play reads: "While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. "As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places," it said.