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I wish JKR would stop being coy about the actual substance of her play "The Cursed Child." I don't care anymore if it is a prequel, sequel, or whatever -- Just tell us what it's about!!!

But anyway, now they want you to buy tickets to not one, but TWO performances because the play is going to be shown in two parts. I'm not sure how they expect families with children to afford this, plus a stay in London overnight. It seems very elitist to me.

From Slashfilm

The narrative is believed to take place during Harry’s early years, although Rowling has stressed that it’s not a prequel. Beyond that, plot details on the new play are being tightly protected by a Fidelius Charm.

In an announcement posted on Rowling’s Pottermore website, Tiffany explained the decision to split Cursed Child in two. “It shares a scale and ambition with all the Harry Potter stories so in order to do this justice we have decided to present the play in two parts,” he said. Friedman echoed his comments in a chat with The Daily Mail, saying the story was “too long to be told in a traditional length and it became inevitable that it had to be in two parts.”

Unlike the Deathly Hallows movies, which kept audiences waiting a year for the second half of the story, fans will be able to see both parts of Cursed Child relatively quickly. “It can be seen on consecutive days in the same week or in some instances on the same day,” said Friedman. More specifically, The Daily Mail has heard that “parts one and two will be performed on consecutive weekdays, while at weekends, audiences will be able to watch both parts in one day.”

Details on Cursed Child tickets are expected to arrive next month. Both parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premiere at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End next summer.

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Sep. 29th, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
It does sound elitist.

However, this is totally within the realm of the way she writes. She can't fit the story in one play? Of ,i>course</i> she can't.
Sep. 29th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Exactly - they can't edit out one word of her brilliance! I bet they've already made ten canon mistakes due to lack of an editor.
Sep. 29th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Remember the bloated OotP? Every word was essential to the future story? So she said, but did we really need Grawp? Or the entire trip to the giants? I don't think so.
Sep. 29th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
Or Deathly Hallows - the radio show that takes up pages of space? But nowhere in all the books to put one line about Lily's Patronus also being a silver doe?
Sep. 30th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
I personally would not go, if it's going to be spread over 2 nights. How ridiculous is that? While I love the HP series, and still re-read it once a year or so, I have not been impressed with her since the series wound up. It seems her fame has gone to her head, and now she thinks she's a "real" author instead of (so far) a one-hit wonder.

And a play taking place over two nights? Why not just make a really long play take place on one night? So you can't do a matinee and an evening performance -- just make the run longer.

Oct. 5th, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
"A one-hit wonder" is a bit too harsh, you probably did only read "The casual vacancy" which was a big disappointment, but her Robert Galbraith detectives are really good, this month the 3th book of it will be published.
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