Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

October 11, 2019 - Comment

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 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

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a ‘special rehearsal edition’ alongside the opening of Jack Thorne’s play in London’s West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This definitive and final playscript updates the ‘special rehearsal edition’ with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Comments

Anonymous says:

An enjoyable revisit to an excellent world 3.5 of 4 stars[…]This is a difficult book to review I admit – mainly because of mixed feelings, which to be clear from the outset does not mean that I disliked the book at all, just that I had certain issues.I don’t want to give away too much about the plot in this review. Time has moved on. Harry and Ginny have three children and their middle child Albus is about to attend Hogwarts. It isn’t easy living in the shadow of such a famous wizard – big boots to fill and…

Anonymous says:

Entertaining, but doesn’t fit I was very excited to pick this up, and would certainly describe it as an entertaining read. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it however.First thing to be clear about- it’s a play script, for anybody who wasn’t aware. Personally that’s what I was expecting, but I know it’s not for everyone. As a script, it’s writing and structure are good.The reason I didn’t enjoy it too much is that it doesn’t really fit in the “world” JK Rowling created through the Harry Potter…

Anonymous says:

Worse than fan fiction The cursed child takes much beloved characters & stories and reduces them to a series of random jumps across time for no reason. The script is lifeless and lacking in Rowling’s usually excellent dialogue. Not fit to be part of the canon.

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