“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

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If you are not lucky enough to be in London and have tickets to see what is described at the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, then the newly published script of the play is your next best chance to continue the Harry Potter experience.

J.K.Rowling along with theater writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany collaborated on this play.  We pick up the story 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts.  Harry and Ginny are married with three children.  Hermione and Ron are also married and have two children.  Both Hermione and Harry work for the Ministry of Magic.  9781338099133_p0_v3_s118x184.jpg

Harry and his middle child, Albus Severus, are having father-son difficulties very typical of any parent-child relationship.  But because Albus’s father is the famous Harry Potter the rift between father and son runs much deeper.  To add to their difficulties, Albus’s best friend is Scorpius, Draco Malfoy’s son, and the Sorting Hat has placed him in Slytherin House.

Trying to right a perceived wrong that occurred in the past, Albus and Scorpius use a  forbidden time-machine device.  The consequences of their actions could cause history to change to such an extent that Voldemort might be resurrected.

Fans of the series will meet again the famous characters of the previous books.  The story contains the same elements of magic, and suspense that all the other stories did.  Since this is a play, readers are not given full written pictures of events, characters, and settings.  More imagination is demanded of them. Once, however,  readers get into the plot most will find that this is not a problem.

Plans for the play to move to the Broadway stage have been discussed, and, of course, a movie will definitely be in the works.

 

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