Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Friday, 5 August 2016


It happened. The last instalment of Harry Potter, ever (probably), and I couldn't wait to read it. I was initially a little put off by them just releasing the script instead of JK Rowling penning a full length novel of its own to accompany the play, but I got over it pretty quick. Any glimpse into the wizarding world, whether it be by book, screen or play is one that I will be grateful for. Always (sorry, had to be done).

It opens exactly where it left off in the final book, in a busy Kings Cross train station. The final scene being played out again, Harry Potter, 19 years later, with Ginny, sending their eldest child, Albus Severus Potter, to Hogwarts. Obviously there is only so much you can squeeze into a play even if you do make it 4 acts long, so I couldn't help feeling a little deflated throughout at how much more detail would have been provided in the full story. But straight from the off it took a massive turn in where I saw the plot going and even though it wouldn't be my favourite way to experience this addition to the series, it certainly wasn't the worst.

I was really surprised by the plot actually. I had made sure to not read anything about the play just incase of spoilers as I wanted to have a clear mind to make my own decisions. But both Albus and Scorpious' characters were very different to how I had imagined them from the ending of the final book and film. Since reading it I have seen quite a few people say that it may as well have been a piece of fanfic, and I can see where they are coming from, but I really enjoyed it. I think to see it as a full production would be amazing and any Harry Potter Fan would enjoy it. It really is something completely different to what I was expecting but I still enjoyed it none the less.

Have you read it? What are your thoughts on it being a script and not a novel?

Abi xo

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  1. I finished reading it yesterday and I really enjoyed it! I think people that are slating it would maybe enjoy it more on stage rather than reading it in script form. I would love to see the West End production - I think it makes a really good story. It would've been nice to have had a novel but strange to add on to the Harry Potter books as The Deathly Hallows was so amazing and a great story to finish the series with! xxx

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    1. I completely agree, I can see exactly why she didn't want to release another book! But I was really pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading the script, I would love to see it on stage.

      Abi xo

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  2. This arrived for me a few days ago but I have only read the first couple of pages as I really want to finish my current book first so that I can fully enjoy HP.

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    1. Ahh I feel your pain! I hate it when I get a new book that I'm really excited to read when I already have one on the go! Let me know what you think when you get a chance to read it :D

      Abi xo

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