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28 October 2015, 14:58
Pre-tickets for J.K Rowling's new West End play predictably almost caused the internet to break down...
After being confronted with messages like this: 'Number of users in the queue ahead of you: 9283'
The internet was understandably quick to respond to the long queues they were expected to wait in to try and get tickets:
@sarahisnothere good one!— Outdoorsy Diva (@Outdoorsy_Diva) October 28, 2015
Those who haven't signed up for priority booking, never fear! There'll be another chance to get your hands on those golden tickets when they go on general release on October 30th.
…and if you don't manage to get your hands on these either, then never fear - Warner Brothers are bound to turn the 8th 'Harry Potter' instalment in to an epic blockbuster movie, right?
'Harry Potter and The Cursed Child' will pick up from where the last novels left off. The news comes after J.K Rowling dismissed rumours that the West End play would be a prequel, and it's been confirmed the show will act as the eight story in the series.
New artwork for the play was released today and it's been announced that the show will hit the West End in summer 2016 at London’s Palace theatre.
Casting details have not yet been announced, although it has been revealed that more than 30 actors will appear in the play.
It will run at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016, with tickets on sale this autumn.
Harry Potter fans have been given their latest fix of wizardry as J.K Rowling has revealed some more juicy background details about her final book 'Deathly Hallows' on her fansite Pottermore.
Remember Harry's spoilt cousin Dudley? Well you may be interested to know that the famed author has delved into the lives of his parents, Harry's Aunty Petunia and Uncle Vernon, who “grudgingly” took in Harry after his parents were killed by Lord Voldemort.
Rowling explains the origin of their names, both first and last, and their relationship to Harry’s parents James and Lily. We are even given insight into why Vernon's dislike for Harry, which “stems in part, like Severus Snape’s, from Harry’s close resemblance to the father they both so disliked.”
Well that's an eye opener!
Today's entry has us all excited as J.K. Rowling finally gives fans something to really get stuck into. The author has published a mini story giving readers an insight into Harry's arch nemesis Draco Malfoy and how his personality developed through his upbringing.
Back in 2007, Rowling revealed to TIME Magazine that Draco had later married fellow Slytherin Astoria Greengrass. Although a pureblood herself, Astoria chose to raise the pair's grandson with an acceptance of muggles, much to the disgust of the other Malfoys.
The 'Casual Vacancy' author also reveals in the post that although Malfoy may not be as evil as other Death Eaters, he still "remains a person of dubious morality".
Solve today’s riddle to arrive at a brand new Moment -watch out for any Galleons lying around when you get there pic.twitter.com/G9WiBjKIa1— Pottermore (@pottermore) December 18, 2014
In today's post J.K. Rowling leaves us another tantalising picture that's a little tricky to understand. Fans are taken back through Dumbledore's mind to a memory of a young Tom Riddle with an unrecognisable women...
Rather than new writing, today's riddle revealed a piece of amazing artwork featuring Katie Bell when she touches the dark object, the cursed opal necklace.
Today's update takes us into the dark dungeons of Hogwarts to broaden our insight into the workings of Professor Severus Snape's mind.
In the entry, entitled 'Potions', J.K. Rowling explains: "Naturally, when I was trying to decide which subject Harry's arch-enemy, Severus Snape, should teach, it had to be the wizarding equivalent."
We've shed many a tear over the passing of some of our most loved characters throughout the book series. From Hedwig to Dobby the house elf, J.K. Rowling has had us grabbing the tissues time and time again.
However, the author has revealed that the ONLY character she feels guilty about killing off is Florean Fortescue: "I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason" she reminisces, "he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault."
We've solved the riddle and we're in! The first entry, titled 'Cokeworth' takes us the town where young Harry grew up with the Dursley family.
The setting of the town is an grimy industrial town: "Cokeworth has a river running though it, evidence of at least one large factory in the long chimney overlooking Snape's house" J.K. Rowling writes, "and many small stress full of workers' houses".
We realise from the writing that this is the town in which both Severus Snape and Lily Potter grew up in, as the road of the potion master's childhood road 'Spinner's End' is referenced.
J.K. Rowling also posted a picture of what Spinner's End is supposed to look like:
New writing from the celebrated author will be published at 1pm every day on her website Pottermore right up until Christmas Eve.
According to Facebook, fans can look forward to "Moments from the 'Half-Blood Prince', shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two".
The 49-year-old writer has previously released other snippets on Pottermore, including extra details of the evil Dolores Umbridge.
We'll have to wait until Friday to find out exactly what J.K. Rowling has in store for us, but we know it's going to be good!
Ron's obviously impressed!