Fans Give Their Initial Thoughts on “Cursed Child”
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you will know that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child finally opened for previews last night at the Palace Theater in London. As the 1,500 audience members left the show, they were each given badges asking them to “keep the secrets,” so in keeping with that tradition, the following audience reactions will be completely spoiler-free. Alas, it’s safe to say that the lucky fans who got to watch Part 1 last night were very pleased indeed!
Raam Suresh, a student from Singapore, said,
I can’t wait for the next one. I’m hoping it’s the first of many more.
While Katie Bitter, who traveled to London from Washington, DC, said,
I was a little worried it wouldn’t meet my high expectations, but tonight was absolutely amazing. It didn’t feel like a preview at all.
Natalie from Ohio was particularly fond of one character,
I really liked the character of Scorpius Malfoy and seeing Harry, Ron, and Hermione grown up. I think they did the magic on stage really well.
Meanwhile another fan, Julia, from Milan, also reacted positively, saying,
It was really cool. I wish they would do all seven books in the theater.
Some members of the audience took to Twitter to express their satisfaction with the show, calling it “brilliantly staged” and “potentially the best thing I have ever seen.” High praise indeed!
No spoilers OBVIOUSLY but wow. Brilliantly staged, so well acted, actually…really, really good when I worried it wouldn't be #CursedChild
— Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) June 7, 2016
— Fraser Maxwell (@fjmaxwell) June 7, 2016
— Ollie Grainger (@OllieGrainger) June 7, 2016
No spoilers but so far, #CursedChild is absolutely amazing and everything I ever wanted ✨
— tyler (@_tylerjohn) June 7, 2016
In the interval now. It's beyond anything we have imagined #CursedChild
— MuggleNet Live! (@MuggleNetLive) June 7, 2016
#CursedChild is fantastic so far. Amazing effects!
— Liam Garrahan (@LiamGarrahan) June 7, 2016
— Sue Eves (@sueeves) June 7, 2016
— Shama Hussain (@shama_ny) June 7, 2016
— The Researcher (@JoanTheProfound) June 7, 2016
this is all i'm saying:
take what you think @HPPlayLDN will be, and multiply it by 1000, and then multiply it by excellent
— ellie bate (@eleanorbate) June 7, 2016
— Little Miss Jocelyn (@LilMisJocelyn) June 8, 2016
— Karl Collins (@MrKarlCollins) June 8, 2016
In addition, our very own MuggleNet staff member, Devin, was in the audience last night, and you can read her spoiler-free review right here. Part 2 will premiere tomorrow, Thursday, June 9, so be sure to follow MuggleNet Live on Twitter to get Devin’s initial thoughts! #KeepTheSecrets