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21/11/01
Harry Won't Hit the Stage for Six Years
- Theatre bids for Potter put on hold until 2007

THEATRE moguls eager to put on a stage adaptation of Harry Potter have been told they must wait six years.

Author JK Rowling has been bombarded with requests to have the story of the boy wizard reproduced on stage. But the best-selling novelist, who is committed to write stories for another six films, is to withhold rights for stage productions until 2007.

Rowling's agent Christopher Little said: "We have had requests every week from all over the world in connection with the stage rights to Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone. It would be difficult to put a figure on it but it is in the hundreds."

Little explained that the dramatisation rights are subject to contractual hold back until 2007. "Consequently, we will not be entering into negotiations, or giving approval for any dramatic rights concerning this, until much closer to this time," he said.




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