Harry Potter and the Cursed Child based on the storyline by J.K Rowling – Screenplay by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

 Blog Duet by Annie and Amanda – both rate this awesome book: 5 LIGHTNING BOLTS!!!

YES we were in line for the 9:01am world wide release…
YES we were a little sceptical given past experience of deflation following major hype…
NO we were not disappointed with this one at all…

This is a 10/10 .. 5 stars .. MAGNIFICO!!!!

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Based on a storyline by J.K. Rowling and screen play written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, this eighth book of the Harry Potter series takes place 19 years later following the last book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. A stage show that has taken London by storm, the world is praying for a world tour. The story starts on Platform 9- 3/4 as Harry, Ron and Hermione are all grown up and have children of their own who now attend Hogwarts.

For “The Boy Who Lived” life was never easy for Harry Potter.. and it hasn’t gotten any easier now he’s an employee of the Ministry of Magic – an overworked father of three. To this day, Harry is grappling with a past that refuses to leave him meanwhile his youngest son, Albus is struggling with a family legacy he never wanted.

When I first heard about this book, I didn’t know what to expect although I was excited that fans get yet another dose of Harry Potter. Many were not fans of the book being script but to be honest, I loved it!!! An e
xceptional story line and well written scripting, I could imagine myself watching this in the theatre and the original cast playing this out on stage. So many scenes I am now curious to know how they execute in live theatre. Great story  with magical elements of time travel. Rumour has it parts 3 and 4 come out next year to commemorate the Harry Potter 20 year anniversary – really looking forward to that!!! ..Harry Potter fans read this now!! You won’t be disappointed and I would have finished this much sooner but duty called.. This screen play certainly does the original Harry Potter series justice.

To be honest, I was worried when I first picked up this book, I was worried it wouldn’t be as good as the original series that I love so much and never forget. My fear was the script would be a dark mark on the Harry Potter fandom (yes pun intended) but.. I should not have worried.. THIS WAS BRILLIANT!!! Yes it’s a script, not a novel exclusively written by legendary J.K Rowling however this script beautifully captures the magical essence created by J.K Rowling in the original series. I experienced joy, suspense and thrills as I did with the original series. This script is full of new characters you will fall in love with – old characters that will make you smile, particularly as the are now older than 30 and you will gasp at a few who make cameo appearances. A time-travelling magical adventure filled with heart, humour and truth. I highly recommend that everyone treats themselves with this script!!!

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