JK Rowling has said how happy she is that Harry Potter And The Cursed Child had its premiere without any spoilers leaking.
Arriving at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End for yesterday’s opening gala, she said she was delighted fans had kept the secrets of the new instalment in the series, adding: “They’ve been amazing, they’ve been incredible, and you know what it is?
“It is the most extraordinary fandom so I’m not really surprised they didn’t want to spoil it for each other. I’m so happy we got here without ruining it.”
Rowling added she was excited to see the play again and said she hopes it will travel as widely as possible.
Asked if it will head to Broadway, she said: “I’d love it to go wider than that. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible.”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan spoke of his pride that the play was launching in the capital. He added that he was a “big fan” of Harry Potter.
Director John Tiffany said he was excited to finally be officially opening the show after nearly eight weeks of previews.