Much like Broadway does with the Tonys in the US, the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognise the United Kingdom's best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
For nearly 20 years, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has been an earth-shattering literary phenomenon -- not just for young adult fiction, not just for the entire fantasy genre, but for me. I love Harry Potter (ask me about my Wizard Wrock band). So when J.K. Rowling announced that Harry's eighth and last story would be on the stage, in London's West End, I frantically bought tickets and 10 months later I was jetting across the Atlantic.
The sky is blue. Water is wet. And Warner Bros., the same studio that turned The Hobbit into a trilogy of epic-length movies, allegedly would not just like to make the new Harry Potter play into a movie trilogy of its own, but chase down Daniel Radcliffe and get him to return as the bespectacled wizard. Shocking!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is like pure Potter concentrate; that is to say, the plot twists come thick and they come fast, and they are all pretty much ridiculous. Here are the absolute craziest moments from the new play -- some awesome, some outrageously horrible, but all of them completely insane.
The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in production for a bit, but the script was released in book form yesterday. The plot is full of big revelations, but we've decided to focus on the information that isn't actually a spoiler -- just some the events that have occurred in-between the end of Deathly Hallows and the beginning of The Cursed Child.
Back in February, J.K. Rowling insisted that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would remain a play, and not make a seemingly inevitable migration to the big screen. So what's this about Warner Bros., producers of Harry Potter films past and Fantastic Beasts movies future, filing for a Cursed Child trademark in the UK?
We got the Potters yesterday, and today brings us the rest of Harry Potter's power trio: Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and Ron (Paul Thornley) with their daughter Rose (Cherrelle Skeete).
We have the very first photos of the Potters in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Ginny (Poppy Miller) looks like a perfectly normal adult, Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) looks like an average Hogwarts student and Harry (Jamie Parker) very much looks like he's ready to toss this whole wizarding thing in a lake.