Growing up reading and watching the Harry Potter saga through books and movies since my teenage years, has truly influenced me in a way that I cannot describe. Mainly for 2 reasons. Endurance and Imagination. The first one clearly relates to the author, which has been an inspiration for millions of people. J.K. Rowling has proven that failure is a fuel to success. As for imagination, Albert Einstein had nailed it “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of a kind production. Reading the books leaves you fascinated, watching any of the movies is just an unique experience, now going to the Theatre and watching the characters, the places, the sounds, the Live experience of the moment leaves you speechless.
In the 1st week of August, I went to Palace Theatre in London to watch Part I and Part II. Due to the extension of the text by J.K. Rowling, the authors Jack Thorné and John Tiffany decided to break it in 2 parts for a unique Theatrical experience. It is the eight story in the Harry Potter series and the first official one to be presented on stage.
The Palace Theatre itself is an icon on the West End, built in 1891 is the second oldest theatre on the street. It’s a large red-brick structure that stands out amongst most other buildings and stands out by its history and architectural opulence. In terms of location if you’re walking in Cambridge Circus, you can’t miss it.
My experience in watching the play was just fabulous. The Part I started at 2pm and runs at approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. Part II started at 7.30pm and runs at approximately 2 hours 35 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
You can optionally do it in 2 separate evenings but I was too excited to leave it to the next day 😊
I can’t just tell you how much I loved the experience. The scenery, the sounds, the artists and whole play with the Ministry of Magic, Harry’s son, Albus (Sam Clemmett) is just incredible. The whole wagon scene in Hogwarts Express is above expectation as well as the twists and special effects make you fly in time.
You are not just watching the play, you’re actually living the moment, you want to photograph every act in your mind. As you know J.K. Rowling already said that the best way to tell this story in through Theatre so the eight story is not going to be shown in the cinemas, so you might just make the most of it, in the West End. It wouldn’t be fair to tell you how the story ends, because I would be breaking the mystic of this epic Harry Potter episode.
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