Harry Potter Headed To The West End! J.K. Rowling Is In Talks With Writers

09 May 2014 by

We are about to make your weekends, as we have more details on the news that J.K. Rowling is working on... wait for it... Harry Potter, the play. [Insert freaking out emoji here]. It has been reported that J.K. Rowling is in talks with a team of Broadway writers and producers to bring the magic to the West End. This is not a drill.

If you were going to watch the complete Harry Potter box set it would take approximately 19 hours. Don't panic, you won't be sandwiched into a cramped theatre seat for an entire weekend. This production will focus on Harry's early years and the story of his parents Lily and James, rather than the whole epic saga. Does this mean no Hogwarts?

The Daily Mail reports that the lead choice of director is John Tiffany, who was nominated for seven Tony Awards for his production of The Glass Menagerie. As for the writer, Jack Thorne who wrote the adaption of Let The Right One In (which is being staged by Mr Tiffany) is in talks with J.K Rowling. The newspaper reports that the producers will be Sonia Friedman, whose production of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy became the highest-grossing play in Broadway history, and Colin Callender. Ten points for J.K. Rowling!

An executive from Warner Brothers who worked on the Harry Potter franchise said to the Daily Mail: "We will see what we have when it's written, and proceed from there. Remember: it's a play, not a musical; so we may not require a great big theatre." Here's what we'd like to see from Harry Potter on stage...

1. A Honeydukes in the foyer so we can stock up on Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans...

2. We expect the cast will spend more time on wires than on the stage...

3. #Don'tLetDobbyDie

4. Rowling, please prioritise the broomstick special effects...

5. And build an all singing, all dancing Hogwarts...

6. Is a full cast reunion too much to ask?

7. Now Stephen Fry doing a voice-over like in the audiobooks would be magic...

8. Whatever happens, get ready for the most enthusiastic audience of all time...

What would you like to see from Harry Potter on the West End? Tweet us your suggestions at @Grazia_live

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