J.K. Rowling Confirms That ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a Tear-Jerker

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will debut on the London stage, and Harry Potter fans want to know if the play will be as emotional as the J.K. Rowling's book series.

Knowing that the author is hands-on with her fans on Twitter, two of them asked her whether the continuation of Harry's story will "make me cry."

Rowling's answer is short and simple: "If it doesn't, we'll be checking your vital signs."

The author's readers know all too well how the novels evoke such emotions for its characters, especially with the deaths of fan-favorites – Dumbledore, Dobby, Sirius, Fred Weasley.

Because of this, one fan asked Rowling why she seemingly likes making her fans feel such emotions.

To that, she had the perfect answer as well: "I'm a writer. If you're not feeling, I'm not doing it right."


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was created by Rowling together with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. It is a two-part play following the life of Harry's youngest son, Albus. It also sees Harry, Ron, and Hermione's lives 19 years following the tragic events and their triumph in The Deathly Hallows.

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.

I hope this play will be shown in other countries as well so Potterheads around the world will be able to see it. I can't quite fathom Harry being a full-fledged grown-up, not to mention with three children! I think this will be heart-breaking and at the same time refreshing. I'm excited for London fans.

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

Meanwhile, previews for the play will begin on June 7 and the London debut is set on July 30.

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