Harry Potter and the Cursed Child SummaryAlbus is over the whole Hogwarts thing before he even gets there. Not only is he sorted into Slytherin—let's hope he inherited his dad's fluency in Parseltongue—he has trouble flying, stinks at Quidditch, and is known as Harry Potter's "disappointing son. However, there's a fizzing whizbee buried in this pile of centaur dung that is Albus' life. He finds his best friend, Scorpius Malfoy. By their fourth year, the pair is inseparable, despite Harry's wish that his son not be friends with his childhood rival's kid. Oh, and there's the little matter of a rumor that Scorpius is actually Voldemort's son. The-rumored-son-of-he-who-must-not-be-named is the longest nickname ever, so we'll ignore that rumor for a while.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , and, as such, spoilers will be present. Keep calm and keep the secrets! Rowling , John Tiffany , and Jack Thorne. Rowling wanted the plot of the play to remain a secret for as long as possible. Following the opening night of the first preview, she started a KeepTheSecrets campaign.
Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Rowlings, J. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Arthur A. Albus Potter has grown up in the shadow of his father's fame and he struggles to find his way as a youngster and then as a teenager. His relationship with his father is difficult as neither is really able to communicate and both feel the pressure of failing in their family duties.
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Rowling , John Tiffany , and Thorne. The play opened on Broadway on 22 April at the Lyric Theatre , with previews starting on 16 March The play is considered to be the eighth official story in the Harry Potter series. The play received enthusiastic critical reception. At the Laurence Olivier Awards , the London production received a record-breaking eleven nominations and won an again record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play. In December , it was revealed that a stage play based on the Harry Potter series had been in development for around a year,  with the view to bringing it to the stage sometime in Rowling revealed that the play would "explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast".
Albus is afraid he will break the family tradition and be sorted into Slytherin rather than Gryffindor. Scorpius is sorted into Slytherin, then in a complete surprise Albus Potter is sorted into Slytherin. Rose is sorted into Gryffindor and becomes popular as Albus shows no particular magical aptitude, thus widening the distance between her and her cousin Albus. Scorpius and Albus are friends, but rumors about Scorpius's birth cause him to be an outcast. Draco Malfoy is tormented by rumors that Voldemort used a Time-Turner to impregnate his wife Astoria to give birth to Scorpius. He asks Harry Potter for a statement that all Time-Turners have all been destroyed.