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Harry Potter's Parents to Take Center Stage in New West End Play

You won't need a Time Turner to flash back to the days before Harry Potter became a legend.

The Daily Mail writes that HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling and ONCE director John Tiffany have crafted a new play centered on the literary icon's parents -- Lily and James. Titled HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, the show is headed to the West End's Palace Theatre next summer.

Rumors of a HARRY POTTER-themed play first appeared over a year ago and this is the result. For more official details, visit www.harrypottertheplaylondon.com.

The story follows Lily Evans Potter and James Potter before they were killed by Lord Voldemort. It will likely take a closer look at Lily's fraught relationship with her sister Petunia, who was forced to raise Harry with her husband Vernon after the Potters were murdered.

Severus Snape could also play a key role; he and Lily were friends as children, went to Hogwarts together and were both members of the Order of the Phoenix.

James' fellow Marauders -- friends Remus Lupin (werewolf), Sirius Black (Harry's godfather) and Peter Pettigrew (the backstabbing rat) -- might also appear in the plot.

Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are producing, with choreographer Steven Hoggett, set designer Christine Jones and costume designer Katrina Lindsay (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM) on the creative team.

Casting is reportedly already underway. Tell us who you think should play the leads in the comments below!

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