Little, Brown to publish Harry Potter and the Cursed Child behind the scenes book

Little, Brown to publish Harry Potter and the Cursed Child behind the scenes book

An official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two" will be published by Little, Brown.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey will be published in hardback on 17th September. It will be made available in collaboration with Scholastic in the US and an ebook will be published by Pottermore Publishing. Rights were secured from The Blair Partnership.

Put together by Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd and writer Jody Revenson, the book will cover the earliest phases of the play’s development, how the eighth Potter story was crafted with JK Rowling and the assembly of its artists and actors.

The publisher said: “With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.”

Revenson has previously written extensively about the Potter films, including the Harry Potter Vault series (Titan), and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News (HarperCollins).

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" had a record-breaking opening in London’s West End in 2016 and was later transferred to Broadway and Melbourne. It has won a string of prizes including nine Olivier awards.