Friday, June 10, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1 & 2 Opens up in London by Brianna Messina

A new play by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1&2,  is being presented on stage in the Palace Theatre in London. It’s the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and this will be the first story to be performed live on stage. On it gives you an inside look on the play as a whole, but it gives you little information about the plot of the play. The creators said, “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, struggles 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.”
    J.K. Rowling is making sure this play is being kept under wraps by trending the hashtag “#KeepTheSecrets” worldwide so people have a chance to see it before anyone spoils it. She stated in a tweet on June 8th “So, reaction to first preview was… wonderful. Feedback is, fans really do want to #KeepTheSecrets for each other’s sake. #DontBeWormtail.” Cast member Paul Thornley, who plays Ron Weasley, stated after the first preview “What an extraordinary 1st preview. Thank you to all the Potterheads for your love and support. You were amazing @HPPlayLDN #keepthesecret”. Harry Potter fans, who call themselves ‘PotterHeads’, are all ecstatic about the play opening. For those who can’t attend the play in London, they will be able to buy the script on July 31st, 2016.

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