Harry Potter and the Abundance of Cursed Child Theories

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‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ is Coming to Shaftesbury Avenue!

You might have heard the buzz or seen the shimmering gold cover for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ floating around.

It’s a brand new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Skins writer Jack Thorne and Once director John Tiffany and it opens at the Palace Theatre in 25 days!

Set 19 years after the ending of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, the world’s most famous boy wizard is now a father and a working stud at the Ministry of Magic, obviously. The creative team behind the piece are keeping the play’s synopsis under wraps, but J.K. has confirmed that the story is an all new plot about Harry’s youngest son Albus Severus Potter.

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However, this teaser of information hasn’t stopped fans speculating wildly and trading ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ theories.

Which of the ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ theories do you believe?

Some think the cursed child is an entirely new character, with a story running parallel to Harry’s and Voldemort’s childhoods: raised in the muggle world, discovers magic and goes to Hogwarts, becomes super (in)famous. Harry will have to seek this boy out, be his Dumbledore-style mentor and turn him away from the dark side.

Other ‘Cursed Child’ theories assert that Harry is missing at the start of the story and needs to be recovered; that the snitch in the poster points to the resurrection stone being a large part of the story; or, that Albus is the cursed child, resentful of his father’s legacy (and his ridic joined-up name) so he begins experimenting with dark magic.

But what do you think?

Use eva to share your own ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ theories with us #CursedChild. We want to know if you have a wacky fan theory or an inside scoop! Do you think Voldemort comes back, is Harry being held in a Guatemalan prison or has Hermione started a blog where she recreates all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s cookbook within 365 days? Let us know what you think!

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