The play based on the iconic series by J. K. Rowling has found a new home at the Lyric Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, seen in two parts and running over five hours, is something that you need to see. Both parts of this play are to be seen on the same day, part one as the matinee and part two as the evening, or two consecutive nights. Any fan of this series would enjoy seeing Harry and his friends at their new home on the Great White Way.
The play has been on the west end in London for a while. Now we get to enjoy this masterpiece stateside.
According to People, Potter’s brings together all the characters you love — including his best friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, his now wife Ginny Weasley-Potter, and his former foe Draco Malfoy — as well as some characters that are new to this work. This tale picks up 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows with a now grown Harry sending his youngest son Albus to Hogwarts.
The story was written by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling and is directed by John Tiffany. This play is based on the novel which came out in July 2016. The book quickly became the fastest selling book since the last one in the Harry Potter series.
People.com also reports that words can’t describe what Tiffany and the many talented artists have done with the production. Characters will appear and disappear before you know it. Fire will be shot from their own wands. Paintings will come alive. Dementors will be above the ground. As one would expect there is flying, as well as swimming. One of the most epic sequences will have the audience talking about it long after they see it, the transformation scene will have the audience going “How’d they do that?”
Jamie Parker, who plays Harry Potter, plays the role perfectly. From his character’s childhood past of living under the stairs of his aunt and uncle’s house to being a father of three, Parker brings many different facets to his performance.
The relationship with Harry and his son, Albus, played on stage by Sam Clemmett, is something to see because of the way that Clemmett portrays this character as a sympathetic and likable teen even when he is raging against his father.
Seeing this play is not easy on the wallet, the regular seats are $199 per seat, per play. 300 tickets every performance will be $40 or less, but they are tough to grab. As you can imagine the special tickets go very quickly.
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