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The Magic Returns In Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Harry Potter's story gets an eighth chapter, in the form of a play and script book (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 213)
Aug 21, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
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The eighth story in the series is set nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts in the last book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Presented in the form of a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London's West End on July 30, 2016. This is the first time the Harry Potter story has been shown on the stage.

Harry is now employed at the Ministry of Magic and he has a wife (Ginny Weasley) as well as three school-aged children. Harry now works long hours at the Ministry of Magic while his beautiful wife is a Quidditch reporter. Their youngest son has the appropriate name of Albus Severus Potter, but the young boy finds it difficult to follow in the footsteps of such famous names, even though both died long before he was born.

"As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places", wrote one correspondent.

Tickets for the play sold out fast with 175,000 going in the first 24 hours, which is a new record. Lucky muggles still have plenty of time to find platform 9 3/4, board the Hogwarts Express and see the play, because it is set to run until 10th December, 2017.

How many Harry Potter books had been published before the new stage play was written?
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