The preview show for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part 2 has got those in attendance tweeting positive reactions.
From the image above, you can probably tell that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part 2 brought on more revelations for those lucky enough to be there. From what we’ve seen on the official Harry Potter play twitter account, it’s just all the more praise, too.
But let’s look at the full image of Ron (Paul Thornley), Draco (Alex Price), and Harry (Jamie Parker) standing side-by-side, as if they are actually working together this time. This is canon, folks!
— Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) June 9, 2016
Of course, we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves. We don’t know what’s going on in this scene and it would be ludicrous to think that there’s not more to this image than there is if we haven’t even seen the play. But still, it’s kinda cool.
Anyway, let’s read the reactions of those that actually did go see it.
— Matt Chenery (@MattChenery) June 9, 2016
— Holly Nicoll (@holly_nicoll) June 9, 2016
— Cherrelle (@CherrelleSkeete) June 9, 2016
— Shama Hussain (@shama_ny) June 9, 2016
— Ollie Grainger (@OllieGrainger) June 9, 2016
Huge, huge applause to the entire cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was real magic. Thank you so much #keepthesecrets
— Melinda Salisbury (@AHintofMystery) June 9, 2016
— Fraser Maxwell (@fjmaxwell) June 9, 2016
So, yes, it looks like everyone will want to know what secrets were kept, and more will get to once the play officially opens and the screenplay novel is released. You can
pre-order the screenplay now, which will be hitting stores July 31st.
And here’s a little of what Deadline had to say about the plays:
In contrast to Part 1, the emphasis here was more firmly on the adult cast, as Harry struggled to relate to his son Albus. After a seven-book series about a boy trying to cope without his parents, the overriding message of Cursed Child—which starts 19 years after the last book—seemed to be that having your parents around doesn’t necessarily make growing up any easier. Especially not when you’re living in the shadow of The Boy Who Lived. Played touchingly by Sam Clemmett and Jamie Parker, there were plenty of tears as the curtain fell.
There may have been a few more little niggles to iron out than in Part 1, and the chapter tonight started slow, with an awkward Death Eater dance that didn’t seem to play. But the more Imogen Heap’s music attached itself to J.K. Rowling’s world, the more appropriate it felt, with several key themes—mostly adapted from her past work—seating us firmly, now, in the Wizarding World. And Christine Jones’ set continued to reveal its dynamism, with a particularly neat trick that brought the stage decoration into the audience on all levels of the 1,400-seat theatre.
You can read the full article here.