This Saturday, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the two-part play written by J.K. Rowling that picks up Harry’s story as an adult, premiered to rave review on London’s West End, as well as being released in script form in bookstores around the world. The author told Reuters that this would be the true final chapter of the epic wizarding series.
“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know,” she said. “I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
The play is being warmly received by audiences and critics alike – Rowling received a standing ovation when the show was over.
A fan told Reuters: “It was magical. I sat on the edge of my seat the whole time. There was a lot to live up to and they did it.”
Rowling wrote the script for “Cursed Child” in collaboration with playwright Jack Thorne. The play is directed by John Tiffany.
Split into two parts that can be seen consecutively in a five-hour saga or separately, “Cursed Child” follows Harry as a tired Ministry of Magic worker in his thirties, raising three children. It’s script is available in bookstores everywhere.