Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Dusty Pages Review: 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.

 I've never really liked reading scripts. The formatting is so different from that of a novel, you don't get the same sort of description or feel for the world. I had to try to imagine the world I'd read in the original books but found that hard as its been some time since I read it. However, that said, I made it through this book quite quickly - a lot of the speed as I said was down to not being bogged down with prose.

The story itself is full of the same twists and turns of the Harry Potter books and I was not disappointed in anyway with the story. I enjoyed watching Albus and Scoripius interact and become friends despite the fact that their fathers were always at odds with each other during their school years and still are as adult. It still had some of the same humour that was enjoyable in the original series but I felt that is really something that you have to see. As much as I would like to be able to go see it - its split over two different performances, the matinee being Part 1 and the Evening performance Part 2 - its probably not in my budget to do so.

There is some talk of it becoming a movie. This would be great and I certainly would go to see it, especially if they brought back all of the old cast to reprise the roles of Harry and the Gang. Can you believe its been 7 years since the film series ended! Of course, with the passing of stars like Alan Rickman, they would have to find a new Snape. But we know it is possible as they had to replace Dumbledore when the actor died after Chamber of Secrets. From what I read, its J K Rowling that's reluctant so it might have to wait until the London show has reached its ten years anniversary or something.

Half a star off for having to read it as a script.
Still I give it

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