Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)
Books | Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, 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 received 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.
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"I liked the general Idea, but I will say the way that they use the time turner and time travel is totally different from Prisoner of Azkaban, because in this book when you go back in time you can actually change things instead of it being a time loop like in Prisoner of Azkaban"
Misty Mountain Arts
"While the story builds on the characters and setting of the HP series, this plot felt a little too far-fetched to be an extension of the original canon. Some of that may have to do with it not reading the same, in that this isn’t a fully detailed novel. But the plot twists felt a little forced and even the original characters seemed to lack some of the essential parts of themselves. In all, my personal take away may be that I stick to reading novels and not scripts. "
"I’m too young to’ve gone to a Potter book release. An 8th story… And a racially diverse cast? Imagine my excitement when I sprinted into BaN on July 31st, spilling over with excitement. Now imagine my disappointment when I found Teddy didn’t exist, and my favorite characters were now whiny and 2-dimensional. The cheap time-travelling plot contradicted the laws of canon. And the only interesting relationship had me queer baited ‘til the very end. A cash grab, and an insult to fans’ intelligence. I didn’t give any major spoilers here, but still, please don’t read it. I was twelve(now 18) and still remember too much. I’m sure the play’s beautiful, but spectacle can’t out-do bad writing. I’m going back to my(much more sophisticated) hp fanfiction now. bye"
"Honestly one of the worst things I've ever read and I like to pretend it doesn't even exist. Why mess with the laws of the universe and magic that were already established in the series? The new characters are terrible and the original ones are not at all true to who they are in the original series. So disappointing "