“In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”
So, now that things have settled and most people have had the chance to read this extension of the Potter universe. I feel like I can sort through my thoughts about this. So this review will contain spoilers so please don’t read any further if you haven’t had the chance to read the script, or see the show. I would love to see the show, see it in the format it was meant for. But alas I’m in Australia, and don’t have enough for the flight over, so I will just have to wait and hope it either goes international, or the show is filmed and released on DVD.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. It’s also the first official Harry Potter story to be portrayed onstage.
“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.” – Summary from Goodreads