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Harry Potter returns to work magic on the West End stage

Parker and Miller bring complexity to wizarding parents

THE PALACE THEATRE IN LONDON’S West End has seen many hits over the years, Les Misérables among them. But surely nothing can compare to the hysteria surrounding its latest tenant, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth installment of the saga. Nine years after the final novel’s publication, J.K. Rowling’s beloved characters are back in a two-part play created by Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.

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