Almost 20 years ago, we were introduced to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Children and adults alike have followed Harry, Ron and Hermione through their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and have fallen in love with the magic, characters and the wonders of Hogwarts. We’ve seen our favourite characters fall in love, felt their tragic heartbreak at times and celebrated with them when they were victorious against the Death Eaters at the Battle of Hogwarts. Now, we can return to the wizarding world and join the three protagonists, and their children, as they unwillingly re-visit the dark side of magic…
Rowling has re-ignited the Wizarding World in the form of a play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of tickets after ensuring I was online and waiting back in October 2015. I managed to beat the online crowds and secured two tickets for Saturday 8th April 2017 – I had a long wait!
A year and a half later, the weekend finally came round. My sister and I were off to London to watch the latest part of the Harry Potter story. The play is split into two parts so we were attending a matinee performance and an evening show.
I’m not going to reveal details as everyone is sworn to Keep the Secrets which I absolutely love. It’s so common nowadays for people to attend a play and spoil it for everyone else by revealing every single detail. Something as special as this needs to be kept private so it doesn’t spoil the experience for the next audience.
What I will say is that the acting from Jamie Parker (Harry), Paul Thornley (Ron) and Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) is incredible. The cast of youngsters who make up the students are also very talented and bring a marvelous energy to the stage. The whole play was very well choreographed with everyone swooping and dancing in unison across the stage, making the re-arranging of the set in between scenes look smooth and effortless. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child oozes magic and it was a great experience to see this world that we have only read about and watched on the big screen play out in front of our very own eyes.
To anyone who is a Harry Potter fan, you definitely have to get your hands on some tickets for this play. It was such a memorable experience that I will cherish forever and it was so heartwarming to be able to re-visit the world that I practically grew up in!
As expected, tickets are all sold out but you can get your hands on some by entering ‘The Friday Forty’. Every Friday at 1pm, 40 tickets are released for every performance the following week. Click here to find out how to enter.