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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play) by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

In the next generation, Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy become Slytherin friends, much to Harry Potter’s dismay. They also accidentally destroy the world.

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I was really prepared to dislike this unnecessary extension of canon, but instead I found I adored it and hope they film one of the plays (it would be a tragedy if they don’t!). I can still love reading EWE fanfiction (Epilogue? What Epilogue?), but this play helped to fix some of the rushed nature of the Epilogue for me and give me a little more closure after the Deathly Hallows.

It was great to see Draco and his son Scorpius play such a big role, and cameos of other characters were delightful. I was actually surprised by how shivery-dark the play gets in some moments: like, there is literally a Voldemort Won doomsday scenario played out here, what a brave choice.

Unfortunately, the female characters are still taking a backseat to the male ones (Rose Granger-Weasley’s character is completely wasted), but overall the play captures the characters believably and presents the Trio generation as fully-fledged adults who still make mistakes.
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