The play “Harry Potter and the Cursed child” became the best-selling in the history of Great Britain
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” became one of the best-selling books in the UK – about 680 thousand copies of the play was sold out for the first three days. This result broke the record previously “50 shades of gray” in 2012, a few days shoppers snapped up 664,000 copies of this book. Most likely, the play about Harry Potter will become the second most popular book in terms of sales in the UK. First place in this list is the seventh book of the saga about the adventures of a wizard “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
By the way, Rowling is not going to continue the story about Harry Potter. The book was published in July 2007, and 1.8 million copies were sold in the first week. And in North America for two days since the release of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” were sold 2 million copies of the play.
The play was written by Jack Thorne with Rowling and John Tiffany. The action takes place in the 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry Potter has three children, he works in the Ministry of Magic. The main hero of the play is the second son of Harry Potter. Grown-up Harry Potter plays British actor Jamie Parker, his wife Ginny plays British actress Poppy Miller, and their son, Albus Severus, plays Sam Klemmett. Hermione in the play plays black actress Nome Dumezveni.
Literary critics have said that the text of the new book seems to them “not enough full of experience” because the play need to look at the scene. But theater critics have praised the staging which premiered in London on Saturday, July 30.