London, July 31 (IANS) As “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opens in the West End here, author J.K. Rowling says the production could soon go global.
The play’s script was also released so that fans who were unable to make it to the theatre could get a chance to find out what happens next to Harry Potter and his friends, reports theguardian.com
While on the red carpet, where she wore winged high heels as a nod to the wizarding world, Rowling said the play could be destined for Broadway and beyond.
Asked about Broadway plans, she said: “I’d love it to go wider than that. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible.”
Theatre producer Sonia Friedman said many countries could get a chance to see the play in future years.
She said: “Hopefully more than America, hopefully many countries at some point will get to see it. But it’s a big piece of theatre, it’s a big endeavour, you can’t just turn it around overnight. But if everything goes to plan over the years, we will get there.”
Rowling said she had been impressed that fans had kept the details under wraps.
Set 19 years after the events of the seventh and final book, “The Cursed Child” brings back Harry Potter, now an employee at the Ministry of Magic.
Harry and his wife, Ginny Weasley, wave off their youngest son, Albus Severus, to their old wizarding school, Hogwarts – but once there, Albus struggles with the weight of his family legacy and goes to extreme and dangerous lengths to right the wrongs of the past.