Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4.5
From 385 Ratings


The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


  • 🖕

    By Wyoming18
  • Harry Potters the Cursed Child

    By kitten2754
    Amazing at my age. JK Rowling's has my attention..She is a gifted writer.. I wore and published 2 children’s books.. She knows what is interesting and then expands upon that Ideal Knowledge.. My hat is off to her. Cynthia Rachal Bennett
  • Less than 1 star

    By Readerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    It’s not even Harry Potter. She didn’t write it- it’s a fan fiction that contradicts her other works.
  • It grows on you

    By Thatonepotternerd
    When I first read Cursed Child, I read it in one tone. Which made me greatly dislike it. It wasn’t the characters or some of the silly events that happen. It was how I read it. I knew it was in script form though. I mean. Come on it kind of sounds like a script book. That didn’t bother me. I recently saw the actual play and oh my god. It was amazing. This book has truly become one of my favorites. Just seeing the characters portrayed on stage made me love this book even more.
  • Harry Potter and the cursed child

    By reader2573645742738
    This book is horrible do not read this and waste your money
  • I loved it.

    By Medivrl
    Even though I thought is was actually going to be like a book it was a very good ending to a exciting, and all around amazing story.
  • The cursed child is rushed

    By Bionic Ethan
    I know that Jo helped in creating this play/book for the sake of keeping the lore true, but it lacks details that only Jo could add. I wish that she was the soul writer of this and it became a book. I love the Harry Potter books for their well-thought our plot and links between all characters to achieve an ending worthy of the story’s journey. This play does not meet that standard and although I loved the story I sorely missed the details, the plot; and the ending just faded into obscurity. I’m glad we have pottermore to continue to feed our need for the world that is Harry Potter’s!!
  • Disgrace

    By cello claw
    A disgusting and horrible abomination to the world of Harry Potter
  • Sad this wasn't written by J. K Rowling

    By Doubletap2008
    Good book overall. I don't think that Albus and Scorpius would be in Slytherin though because they were nice people in general.
  • Ugh

    By Girlylovesmakeup
    Interesting storyline, but badly told. The format used for this story isn’t flattering for it. It’s distracting. Also, it seems like J. K. Rowling went onto fanfiction.net for inspiration for this one...