J.K. Rowling Asks Fans Not To Spoil the Plot of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ in New Video

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child just held released preview performances this week at London's Palace Theatre, and now author J.K. Rowling has an important request to fans who have already seen the stage play – don't spoil the story.

To add gravitas to her request of keeping the mystery for other fans who haven't seen the play yet, Rowling appeared in a video message uploaded via Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's YouTube account.

She implored:

You've been amazing for years at keeping Harry Potter secrets so you didn't spoil the books for readers who came after you.
So I'm asking you one more time to keep secrets and let audiences enjoyCursed Childwith all the surprises we've built into the story. Thank you.

Take a look:


The 50-year-old novelist even made a few tweets promoting the clip, while adding excited teases about the then upcoming previews:


She also tweeted a reminder that the play's script will be available for purchase for fans who may not be able to see the show.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, books Parts I & II will be released on July 31, which also happens to be Harry's birthday.


The official synopsis of the play is quite ambiguous but intriguing, so Rowling's request about spoilers is certainly well-placed.

While some fans are okay with spoilers, many others aren't, and it wouldn't be fair for those who expect to be surprised to have that element taken away from them before watching the show or buying the book. I'm pretty sure true Potterheads will agree with Rowling and grant her request.

Play Synopsis:

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.

Last week, a tease of the play's principal characters were shown a day at a time, hyping Harry Potter fans even further. They include the Malfoys, the Weasleys, and the Potters.

Are you excited to see the play?


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuts in London on July 30.

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