New paperback cover with modified title for the “Cursed Child” storyline

American Harry Potter publisher Scholastic has quietly changed the cover of the paperback version of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book while changing the title of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Screenplay of the Original West End Production for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Original Production Script.

MuggleNet has confirmed with Scholastic that this is a cover change only and that the content inside will remain the same.

The new cover version is available for purchase online now, although the book’s title still appears as the original title on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. You’ll see an image of the new cover with the new title when you choose the paperback option, but as the ISBN remains unchanged, if you want to be sure you get the new cover, we suggest purchasing it in person .

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The original gold cover with the graphic image of the character in the nest has been replaced by a flashy photographic version featuring Harry and Albus. The font used for “Harry Potter” has also been changed to the lightning font used in the movies.

The new cover of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Original Production Playscript”

Delete “First and second parts” from the title and simplifying it to “Original Production Scriptis likely a reflection of recent changes that have been made to the two-part production, which after the COVID-19 pandemic returned as a one-part play in North American productions of New York, San Francisco and Toronto, Canada. The Melbourne, Australia production is also set to become a one-part play in May.

Does this mean that we should expect a new version of the playscript to be released containing the new one-part script? Unfortunately, we don’t think that’s the case. Given that Scholastic was only willing to change the cover, possibly due to the expense of publishing an all-new script, that suggests it might not be worth releasing just yet. This is sure to cause some disappointment among Harry Potter fans who weren’t able to experience the new version in one playthrough in person and therefore don’t know the extent of the reduced story.

It seems that this new cover, published by the American company Scholastic, is currently only available in the United States and Canada. Will you add this new cover version to your Harry Potter collection of books?

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