Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-07-31
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4.5
From 5,791 Ratings


Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

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.


  • Loved it

    By cristal call
    It kept me up until 4:30am reading! Beware once you start you can't stop!
  • Disappointing

    By Lolzrev
    I loved the Harry Potter series and this does not live up to the standards of the original 7 books. If I were to think of a comparison, it would be fan fictions written by teenagers. Read the cursed child if you want, but to me, this book never existed.
  • A great read

    By King George
    I really enjoyed this and the pacing was just right. Makes me want to read more plays.
  • A Hideous, Inaccurate Continuation

    By Scoop881
    Whoever gives this book five stars either has no knowledge of Harry Potter - the true series of seven books - or sees no reason why The Cursed Child or any work of literature should subscribe to the details of its literary predecessors. To portray Hermione, who declared that she would work in the Ministry of Magic which she perceived as corrupt, undeserving of her talents, and unfulfilling of her desire to do good in the world, would become Minister of Magic as she did in this play, is ridiculous. It is also sexist and offensive that in the alternate universes explored, she would be a harsh, bitter, slighted spinster just because Ron never married her. Harry, furthermore - and it pains me to call the man portrayed "Harry" since he bears no resemblance to the real protagonist - is uncharacteristically vengeful and treats Albus with poor, rude, insensitivity; that is a manner that the orphaned, neglected Harry would never dare impart on his own child. The list goes on and I could continue it, but I do not like this play and were it my choice, I would not accept it as a canon story of the wizarding world I grew up with.
  • Great story

    By Alsultissss
    Why a lot of people said it's bad 😧?!
  • Josayy12

    By Hoeezayyy
    At first it was very annoying getting used to the play format but after a while it didnt bother me that much. But over all great story even though there was alot of holes in it, I hope there’s more to come!!!
  • Great read

    By Legal Eagle 1980
    Excellent read and a lot of fun. Rowling weaves in the previous books in this screenplay. Very well done. Hope there will be more!
  • Best Book Ever

    By Jimmy9,000
    Great book. Wondering how they will bring snape to life again.
  • Buyer beware

    By happydachsies
    Take it for what it is. It's not written by JK Rowling and it's evident. JK Rowling wrote Harry character so well and it's jarring for his son's story to be so patched up. I wished I haven't read this script. It ruined the HP epilogue ending for me. You know the horrible feeling of being used?!? Well, I didn't until I bought this. No refund will erase the bad story. It's true JK Rowling only cares about making money at this point versus protecting her intellectual property. Extremely disappointed.
  • Awesome

    By The Real Miss Awesomeness
    This book is amazing! It balances out everything thing perfectly. They did a great job writing with this book. And I really think you should read this. Therefore you should read this book no matter what anyone else says about it.