Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition) - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-07-31
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,723 Ratings

Description

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.

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.

Reviews

  • A Hideous, Inaccurate Continuation

    1
    By Scoop881
    Whoever gives this book five stars either has no knowledge of Harry Potter - the true series of seven books - or sees no reason why The Cursed Child or any work of literature should subscribe to the details of its literary predecessors. To portray Hermione, who declared that she would work in the Ministry of Magic which she perceived as corrupt, undeserving of her talents, and unfulfilling of her desire to do good in the world, would become Minister of Magic as she did in this play, is ridiculous. It is also sexist and offensive that in the alternate universes explored, she would be a harsh, bitter, slighted spinster just because Ron never married her. Harry, furthermore - and it pains me to call the man portrayed "Harry" since he bears no resemblance to the real protagonist - is uncharacteristically vengeful and treats Albus with poor, rude, insensitivity; that is a manner that the orphaned, neglected Harry would never dare impart on his own child. The list goes on and I could continue it, but I do not like this play and were it my choice, I would not accept it as a canon story of the wizarding world I grew up with.
  • Great story

    5
    By Alsultissss
    Why a lot of people said it's bad 😧?!
  • Josayy12

    5
    By Hoeezayyy
    At first it was very annoying getting used to the play format but after a while it didnt bother me that much. But over all great story even though there was alot of holes in it, I hope there’s more to come!!!
  • Great read

    5
    By Legal Eagle 1980
    Excellent read and a lot of fun. Rowling weaves in the previous books in this screenplay. Very well done. Hope there will be more!
  • Best Book Ever

    5
    By Jimmy9,000
    Great book. Wondering how they will bring snape to life again.
  • Buyer beware

    1
    By happydachsies
    Take it for what it is. It's not written by JK Rowling and it's evident. JK Rowling wrote Harry character so well and it's jarring for his son's story to be so patched up. I wished I haven't read this script. It ruined the HP epilogue ending for me. You know the horrible feeling of being used?!? Well, I didn't until I bought this. No refund will erase the bad story. It's true JK Rowling only cares about making money at this point versus protecting her intellectual property. Extremely disappointed.
  • Awesome

    5
    By The Real Miss Awesomeness
    This book is amazing! It balances out everything thing perfectly. They did a great job writing with this book. And I really think you should read this. Therefore you should read this book no matter what anyone else says about it.
  • I was expecting more

    1
    By DonaldTrumpAteMyCousin
    The Harry Potter series was magical. The Cursed Child escorted that magic to the back and shot it in the head. The plot was full of holes, Harry Potter (who, need I remind you, is the goddamn protagonist) was out of character, and, in general, this play had few redeeming qualities.
  • I love this book!

    5
    By ️JJPONS
    I don't care what other people say I love this book! This book is brilliant! It's a perfect addition to the Harry Potter series. I would gladly read it again. The first part was kinda slow and I honestly thought Albus was such a jerk but he started to warm up to me and he was pretty cool. The ending was perfect and heart warming. This book surprise me many times and I had my mouth open for half of it. Such a great read!
  • H.P. Love

    5
    By Mareshah21
    Very interesting concept. Would love to see this performed live by original cast