Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new e-book that will be released in July. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. Nobody has received an early copy of the upcoming title yet, but the stage play did have a trial run yesterday and here is what the critics are saying.
The New York Times said: “The three main characters remained true to their younger selves… The audience cannot be more thrilled or more appreciative or more ready to be caught up in the spirit of the undertaking.”
Deadline has also posted a report, describing the special effects as being “like nothing the West End has ever seen, and there are many ‘wow’ moments for even the greatest skeptics.”
The Mirror said “the extraordinary world [Rowling] brought to life in the best selling books and hit films is evident in every scene on stage too”.
The Telegraph was as equally enthusiastic in its review, saying “any fears that the world of Hogwarts on stage would struggle to compete with the multi-million dollar special effects of film were quickly kicked into touch”.
It praised the set, a “vast unchanging gothic arched hallway”, which served as locations such as King’s Cross Station, Hogwarts and the Ministry of magic, as well as the plot twists which caused “pantomime gasps from the audience”.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.