'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' script book releasing this 31 July

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' script book releasing this 31 July

Get ready, Potterheads

Text: Gwen Ong

The Harry Potter saga continues with the eight story in the form of a play and script book but no novel

The most popular wizard – 'the boy who lived' – is back, except this time he has become a man. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the events in the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It follows Harry as a husband and father of three school-age children; life isn't much easier now that he's an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic and his youngest son grapples with a family legacy he never wanted.  

The premise of the story marks the stage production of Harry Potter and Cursed Child, which will open on 30 July 2016. Sadly for Potterheads, there is no eight novel rather the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will be made available instead on 31 July.

The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book includes the version of the play script in its production's preview period. A Definitive Collector's Edition will be released later to replace it. In other words, the Special Rehearsal Edition is indeed a limited release. 

Malaysian fans can get the script book at selected bookstores such as Borders, Kinokuniya, MPH, Popular and Times. Pre-order promotions are on-going and come 31 July, several bookstores will be opening up at 7am for those eager to be the first to get their hands on the title.


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