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 546 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.


  • Yay

    By Me? Ho!
    Like it...
  • I wish...

    By Harry Potter Biggest Fan!
    Ok, so I kind of liked it but definitely not more then the original Harry Potter books. I wish Rowling herself wrote this and it wasn’t a play or script, just a normal book. So many plot holes but I hope another one comes out and it’s better. I still love the original ones way more.
  • Good

    By Bobdob54
    I like it and it’s an okay add on of the Harry Potter franchise but I wish it was longer than it is
  • Read this

    By HarHar57
    Best book ever! This is a MUST read!
  • It was ok....

    By Hornet the Hivewing👍
  • Disappointed

    By FeatherThorn29789
    This book had so many things in the plot that didn’t make any sense and didn’t fit with the original Harry Potter series. I absolutely love Harry Potter but this isn’t Harry Potter and it felt like a fanfiction
  • Great book

    By lynnlovee06
    Loved it. I have read and watched all Harry Potter books/movies and this book is a great continuation, doesn’t miss a beat.
  • Great

    By dogliverakamia
    It was great even if i only red the review it was great i think this inspired me to read harry potter books
  • Beautiful

    By JAbhau
    I’ve heard plenty of people bash on this script. Hell, there’s even videos on YouTube titles “fixing cursed child”. I personally found this to be a masterpiece, but I will however be removing Act 4 Scene 14 from my brain and replacing it with the Albus and Scorpius kiss I have fabricated in my mind. Thank you JK Rowling. It was a wonderful experience. But please. We need more LGBT representation in the media. I can’t even imagine how it would feel to be a closeted kid reading a healthy gay relationship in such an impactful universe as the Wizarding World. Also, I highly recommend reading along with Imogen Heap’s score for the play. Made things even more magical.
  • Buy this

    By harry potter/albus dumbledore
    The sample was not good I did not buy this but I have a feeling it is going to be a good story like the other Harry Potter books I can’t whait till the movie comes out