Set nineteen years after our last encounter left Harry and his friends, all-grown-up and sending their own children off to Hogwarts, The Boy Who Lived is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Harry and Ginny's son Albus Severus struggles with some of the darkness that comes from his parent's legacy.
The play is currently running in the London West End as previews for some very lucky Potterheads who are able to attend. (Spoiler-free early reviews are available from Hypable and fans live-tweeting the events)
For the rest of the wizarding population, we are eagerly awaiting for July 31st as the special rehearsal edition script will be published and hit bookstores. (Copies are also available for pre-order on Amazon.)
How can we better celebrate this magical occasion? Book stores across the U.S. have midnight release parties all ready for you to attend!
Want to find a party in your local area? Scholastic has you covered. On their new website, simply enter your zip code and choose a bookstore like Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble to spend your B-I-G night.
Check your local library! Some libraries like the Naperville Public Library in Chicago will be closing their doors at a later hour as part of the local festivities planned.
If you are in the Orlando area, stop by GeekyCon for its midnight release party which will include wizard wrock, face painting, game and so much more. (Tickets for the midnight release party are separate from the convention!)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the first bookstore release party in nearly eleven years. July 31st is definitely going to be one magical and memorable night!