Harry Potter, the famous boy wizard created by JK Rowling is all set to make his debut on the West End stage in London. The new play has been created in collaboration with the Author of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling.
The stage play will not feature the future exploits of the boy wizard but will focus on the early years of Harry Potter when he was treated as an outcast and orphan.
Experienced theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender will partner and co produce the stage show with Rowling. This was revealed by a statement on Rowling’s website.Harry Potter play to make debut on London’s West End stage
Rowling said, “Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production, but Sonia and Colin’s vision was the only one that really made sense to me. After a year in gestation it is exciting to see this project moving on to the next phase,”
Harry Potter has been introduced in the first book as a 10 year old kid who lives unhappily in a cupboard in the house of his uncle and aunt. The statement further added that it will reveal a completely new aspect in the life of the boy wizard’s life. It will offer a peep into the heart and the mind of the now celebrated young wizard.
Rowling will not pen the script herself and will be instead collaborating on the new production. According to reports appearing on the British press, the play is expected to open in 2015.
JK Rowling had penned the Harry Potter series and has become immensely popular. The book sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. Warner Bros has produced eight movies based on the Harry Potter series. The Harry Potter movies have grossed more than $7.7 billion at the global box offices and it makes the films the biggest grossing franchise in film history.
Rowling early this year revealed that she will be working on a new Harry Potter-themed film series for the Warner Bros. studio.