Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


*DISCLAIMER this post contains NO SPOILERS*

Harry Potter was a huge part of my childhood. I read all the books (twice!) and have seen the films more times than I care to count. Also, I've been to the Harry Potter studios, which you can read all about here! When J.K Rowling published the last book, I was really sad as there would be no more Harry Potter stories for me to get lost in. However, at least the films were still ongoing, but then they finished and I thought there'd never be anything new for me to enjoy from the world of Harry Potter, but I was wrong.

When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child first hit the headlines, I couldn't quite believe it - a sequel to Harry Potter?! However, it seemed impossible to get tickets and I remember thinking that it was only going to be on for a short amount of time, so resigned myself to the fact that I'd never go. Anyway, much to my delight, they released more tickets in the summer of 2016. One morning, my colleagues and I all sat anxiously waiting for the tickets to go on sale. Once they did, I remember I was stuck in a queue of about 50,000 people, I had no chance! Luckily, one of my colleagues got through and I was able to get tickets, but not until June 2017 which seemed so far away!

However, the next thing I knew, it was 10th June 2017 and we were finally off to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For those who don't know, it's essentially two plays - it's split into two parts and you buy tickets for both. We saw the first part as the matinee and then the second part as the evening performance. Going into the show, I had no idea of the story. Part of me had purposefully avoided any spoilers, but also there's a massive secrecy surrounding the play with their tagline #keepthesecrets, on badges and the tickets. That's part of the reason why I started my post with the disclaimer of no spoilers, because I really believe everyone should be able to go in and enjoy it without having any idea what's going to happen.

What I will say though, is that it's an amazing show! Whilst I was super excited to finally see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, part of me was unsure how much I'd enjoy spending a whole day in the theatre. Don't get me wrong I love seeing shows, but I'm easily distracted! However, I needn't have worried as the time went crazily quickly. The story picks up from the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and then moves swiftly into a new story line. Without giving anything away, the production of this show is outstanding, it genuinely looks like magic is being performed in front of your very eyes, I couldn't get over it! The acting was also incredible. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to believe the characters, having seen the film actors portray them for so long, but their acting instantly drew me in. I genuinely think it's the best play I've ever seen. It was so gripping and I felt fully immersed in the world of Harry Potter again, something which I truly love.

I know they've recently released more tickets, but I think they've sold out too. If you ever have the chance to see this play, you HAVE to go! I genuinely can't recommend it enough, it's simply amazing! 

Have you seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? I'd love to know your thoughts!


2 comments :

  1. This sounds so good. I'm such a huge Harry Potter fan I would have loved to get tickets for this. Glad you had a great time! xxxx https://thebeautyanalyst.net/

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    1. You should definitely try, it's sooo good! Thank you so much for reading(: xx

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