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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child

March 9, 2017


I bought the tickets back in October 2015 when 2017 seemed like lightyears away but the date finally arrived and me and my sister booked a night in London to go and watch the show.

I read the script when that came out so I already knew what the story was about and what happened but reading the script from a book is nothing, NOTHING, compared to watching it on stage. I’m pretty sure actual magic happened in that theatre. I was amazed at what I was seeing.

I’m not going to share any spoilers here (#KeepTheSecrets) but if you haven’t read the script or seen the show then oh my goodness you are in for a shock. It’s a true trip down memory lane and I found myself smiling even when certain characters’ names were mentioned. I almost wanted to stop the play and ask how they were doing! It’s such a testament to the world that JK Rowling has created that fans are so invested in to even the most minor of characters. So what if I want to know what became of Mr Tibbles?

It was a very different experience seeing Harry Potter in the theatre and a bit weird seeing different actors play Harry, Ron, Hermione. I think that’s because I’ve seen the films so many times that I actually see Daniel Radcliffe as Harry when I read the books and the same with all the other characters.

Hopefully I’ll get a chance to see the play again as I’m sure you see more each time you watch it. I’d imagine that this is the last time we’ll get to catch up with Harry so it would be good to be able to watch the show again if it tours or I manage to get a ticket for London again.

Do you share my love for Potter? Have a read of my previous post on him here.


Lifestyle, My Life

For the love of… Harry Potter!

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year! I thought I’d start the new year off with a series of blog posts about my little obsessions in life. I want to share with you what makes me happy and what makes me, me.

I’ve got to kick things off with the main man in my life after Stu, Mr Harry Potter. Oh, Harry. I read the first Harry Potter book when I was in Primary School and I haven’t looked back since. I was always desperate for J K Rowling to bring out the next instalment and then read each new book the day it was released. I couldn’t bear it if I accidentally found what happened before I had read a book so I locked myself away in my room and lost myself in Harry’s world. The books made me cry and made me laugh out loud and were a definitive part of my childhood. I loved reading the final chapter but it was hard to believe I would never read a new Harry Potter story again. I still re-read all of the books every year and enjoy them just as much as the first time.

I’ll always prefer the books to the films due to the how much the films miss out but the films still do J K Rowling’s stories justice. They’re the perfect films to have on in the background so you can dip in and out because you know the story so well. I visited the Harry Potter Studio’s a few years ago and the amount of detail in all the props and sets is phenomenal. So much time has been spent on everything, no matter how much screen time it would receive.

In March I finally get to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London and I’m so excited. I read the script when it came out last year but I’ve heard it’s even better on the stage. I was really emotional reading the script and I couldn’t believe I was reading a new story after all these years. It was great that so many characters got a mention so we could find out what happened to them after the seventh book. I had a similar feeling watching Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It’s strange hearing that Harry Potter music again and hearing Dumbledore’s name mentioned in another film! I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of finding out more about the magical world so I’m glad that J K Rowling is showing no signs of stopping!

My sister is off to the Harry Potter Theme Park in Florida this year and I’m insanely jealous. One day I’ll make it but for now I’m more than happy to read my books over and over again.

Anyone for a Butterbeer?