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 451 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.


  • Absolutely BS

    By realharrypotterfan1991
    If I could I would give this a negative star rating. This is a steaming pile of crap. I literally used the pages of this book to wipe my rear end. I hope whoever wrote this burns in hell for ruining a perfectly good series. This is in know way “Harry Potter” and if anyone enjoyed this book they should check into a mental hospital because they have a dire problem with their mind.
  • AWESOME!!!

    By Bentonschoolgirl
    Yes I wish it wasn’t the script but it’s awesome
  • 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
  • Disappointing

    By Bdkdbsh26384
    It felt more like an episode of Doctor Who which is cool, but nothing without the rest of the series. Zero character development, kind of overdone theme, hints at some things fans of the other books would be interested in and then abandons them. It feels like JK Rowling doesn’t respect her Harry Potter fans and thinks that a half hearted attempt at a watered down family themed cliche which spends half its time referencing exact quotes and scenes from her previous books will appease us. It is obvious that very little time was spent coming up with anything new. I’ve been more excited about three paragraph long fan fics than I was about this.
  • High expectations

    By HoniandBisou
    I saw J.K. Rowling on the front and thought it would be way more descriptive than it is. I definitely like the other books better. Other than that it’s pretty good
  • Quite exciting and brilliant

    By jk fan of all her works
    I was hesitant to purchase, not wanting to have Harry and his friends grow up so fast. Very pleased with this script. Very easy to read. Feels fine to read; not broken up or fragmented as I feared. A great intertwine of what I knew with what I learned. Not giving anything away about plot. A great read! Thank you all involved.