In case you didn't know, there is a new Harry Potter play set to premiere in London in about a week, and before you book your flight, you should know that it is pretty much impossible to get tickets for it (think Hamilton on steroids.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is the eighth official story in the Harry Potter series, is presented in two parts, and continues to chronicle the life of all of the series' most iconic characters (and some new ones), nineteen years after we last saw them. Here's the play's description, from the website:
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.
And here are some pictures of what Harry and Ginny look like all grown up in the new production, as well as their son, Albus.
The boy wizard is a man wizard now. Harry aged like a fine
Ginny looks like a cool mom with her short haircut.
Albus Potter is the spawn of Harry and Ginny, so it will be impossible not to love him.
Author J.K. Rowling has been very involved in the play's production, and has had nothing but glowing things to say about Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Poppy Miller (Ginny), and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter). With Rowling's seal of approval, Potterheads everywhere can rest assured that their childhood is in good hands.
Also, here is some behind the scenes footage of what this two part play is going to be. Again, you won't be able to get tickets for years. But like, check it out anyway.