Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play

By Maria Yniguez & Lindsey Michelena

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne have recently come up with a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This new play tells the story of the original Harry Potter character’s kids. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is being performed at the Palace Theater in London. Lindsey Michelena’s cousin, Emily Monroe, who is studying abroad in London, went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1 on September 15 and Part 2 on September 16.

 

Question: Do you recommend this play for Harry Potter fans?

Answer: Yes, 100%. If you enjoyed just reading the script, you will love the play. Seeing it was better than reading the script. The actors and special effects made it way different than just reading the script.

Question: How would you describe this play?

Answer: I would describe the play as immersive. All of the theater workers were in uniforms. Hogwarts logos were on the walls everywhere, and everyone working at the theater, not just the actors, was in character. For act two the next night, it began when the Death Eaters took over, and all of the decorations were changed to accompany that. The whole thing was like magic, and I kept forgetting that this was just a play and there were just special effects. The special effects were amazing, and no one could figure out how they performed the special effects, even though they were performed constantly throughout the play.

Question: What was your favorite scene(s) from the play?

Answer: All of the scenes with Scorpius and Albus were great. The scene with the Time Turner was amazing. It looked like the air rippled with the time changing. Also, in between scenes, as the set it being changed, people with cloaks come and twirl around. It looked like a dance. But when it comes to my absolute favorite, I just can’t choose. They were all amazing.

Question: How would you describe the characters and how they were portrayed onstage?

Answer: Scorpius was hilarious, unique, and quirky. He also resembled Hermione a bit for some reason. Harry was portrayed exactly as you would imagine the older Harry to be. All of the actors portrayed the characters very accurately.

Question: If you had the chance, would you see the play again?

Answer: Yes-it was fun, though expensive, so I don’t know if I could. There is something called the Friday 40 where every week 40 tickets are given away. I am currently entering in that so often to try to see it again. It was an amazing experience, and I would see it again in a heartbeat.

 

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