I’m a big Harry Potter fan – like a big one. I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies (numerous times – sometimes through no fault of my own – they just seem to play them over and over on the telly!) Anyway, I’ve been to the Warner Bros Harry Potter world spectacular exhibition in London with another mad HP fan – my lovely friend Saskia and today I got to go to the Lyric Theatre….
… to see Harry Potter and the Cured Child – a carry on story set 19 years later.
The play was never a novel, but a novelised script was released.
This next bit of info is on Wikipedia, so I’m not giving anything away…. Harry, as we know, is married to Ginny and they have three kiddies, James, Albus & Lily. Harry is now a Ministry of Magic employee, as is Hermione, who is married to Ron and they have two kiddies… Rose and somebody else. Rose and Albus are about to attend Hogwarts. Wikipedia goes on to tell way more of the story, but I don’t want to give anymore away.
The show is absolutely amazing. It’s done in two parts so part one was shown at the matinée at 2pm, then Part two at 7.30pm. So it’s a big commitment, but I wish it had gone on and on. It was so well staged with magic and moving props and people and things appearing out of nowhere. The story is so well written – I laughed and cried…. and I caught the chap next to me wiping a tear away at the same time I was and he’d seen it before in London, so it wasn’t just me. The audience was clapping and ooohing and ahhing the whole way through.
And… speaking of the audience, guess who was sitting a couple of rows behind me?
This is my second star sighting in one day – while I was waiting in line to enter the theatre the woman who used to pay CC Babcock in “The Nanny” walked past.
I would definitely recommend this show to all Harry fans… if you haven’t read the books or at least seen the movies, you might not know what the hell is going on, but you’d still be amazed at the staging and the magic. Apparently it’s set to hit Melbourne in 2019, so it might hit Perth in 2037 – get ready people.
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