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Harry Potter fans rejoice: He's making a comeback

…on the stage.

JK ROWLING HAS announced that Harry Potter is making a comeback – on stage.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will debut in London’s West End next year. It will run at the Palace Theatre in summer 2016, with tickets going on sale this autumn.

Rowling announced the news on Twitter, much to the delight of fans.

She chose to make the news public today, as it marks the 18th anniversary of the UK release of her debut book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Rowling said the play is not a prequel and “will tell a new story”.

“I don’t want to say too much more, because I don’t want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans.

“To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question – why isn’t Cursed Child a new novel? I am confident that when audiences see the play, they will agree that[the stage] was the only proper medium for the story.”

Let’s just say, fans are pretty excited.

Rowling has long insisted there will be no new Harry Potter novels, but she has written spin-off works including the magical encyclopedia Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set to be made into a film starring Eddie Redmayne.

Rowling’s seven Harry Potter novels have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and been made into eight successful films, launching the careers of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

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