Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

This Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to purchase until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.

My Thoughts

Was in full on do not disturb mode yesterday as I settled down to read this….and read it I did in a matter of hours.

I was a little dubious of the format to begin with, but very quickly I became accustomed to it and I enjoyed it enormously.

Was wonderful to discover what happened to many of my old favourites and make new ones too.

A great continuation of a brilliant series and HP fans should not be dissappointed. Wonder now how many years to the next instalment – hopefully not many.

 

5 sheep rating

 

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