After 9 years, here comes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

The good, the bad and the ugly!

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the eighth story of the world famous Harry Potter series was the first official Harry Potter story that was presented on stage. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th of July 2016 and this eighth chapter of Harry Potter’s story was released in bookstores worldwide on the 31st of July 2016 in the form of play and script book. Many bookstores held book launch parties to celebrate the event with the fans of the book series.

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The cast of the play onstage. Source: The Times UK

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Interestingly the play is one story. Yet; it was presented on stage in two parts. Readers around the world had many speculations and preordered the script book of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Part 1 and 2, as many were eager for their copy of the precious book franchise. The book is available now internationally on online book stores such as the Book Depository and locally at Sarasavi, MD Gunasena and Vijithayapa.

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Potter Fans with the script book. Source: Express UK

Harry Potter fans are literally a part of a massive book club. The bestselling Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling was published between the years of 1997 and 2007. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child portrays the lives of Ron, Hermione and Harry nineteen years later. Harry, now an employee at the Ministry of Magic is a husband and father to three Weasley-Potter children.

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A scene from the play. Source: Twitter @HPPlayLDN

There is no doubt that Harry Potter and The Cursed Child was the most awaited book of all time following the Harry Potter series which comprised of seven books that were translated into nearly 79 languages and recorded a sale of 450 million copies around the world. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child; the official script book of the original West End production is guaranteed to give “Potter” enthusiasts and “drama” enthusiasts an experience like no other.

Harry was played by Jamie parker and Hermione and Ron by Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley respectively. Although many fans were critical of the choice of an African American to portray the character of Hermione, J.K.Rowling silenced all critics by stating in her official twitter account that she never specifically intended Hermione’s character in the book to be played by an actress of a particular skin tone. Most definitely this gives a new perspective to all “Potter” fans and indirectly highlights the very fact that “race” is not a barrier or a perquisite.

“Harry Potter” one of the bestselling series of all time has captivated the minds of many all around the globe. In fact Harry Potter has even been famous among those who do not really enjoy the company of a book. Evidently the Harry Potter series is an indispensable part of a bookshelf for many. And no doubt Harry Potter and The Cursed Child part 1 and 2 would reawaken one’s memories of the Harry Potter series and would be a one of a kind experience. So all those Harry Potter fans out there who have not yet purchased their copies, better hurry up and be a part of that glorious moment of literary history in making.

Many who wisely pre-ordered “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part 1 and 2” were elated by the mere act of just holding the script book and most have already finished reading the script book while others are yet to start the exciting journey. Although all “Potter” fans were overjoyed when the eighth Harry Potter story hit shelves , certain are outraged about the script book as they had not done adequate research on the script book.Yet it is evident that a “script book” would be a book that includes the script of the staged play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part 1 and 2 and not a captivating novel.
And those who missed on the word”script” are highly disappointed about spending 15$ (Roughly Rs. 2400 in SL) on a script book. Inevitably a script book posses neither flow nor chemistry.Hence it is unreasonable to expect the same feel that one receive when reading a “flowing novel”. So no doubt one would find it tedious to read a script book as a script book cannot take the form of a novel. Yet, on the other hand all those theater enthusiasts out there are sure to have a wonderful and enthralling read.

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Written by Maldini Herath

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I am Maldini, a past pupil of Ladies' College. I love creative writing and I do it as a hobby in french and english.

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