I went to see the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play at the end of June. My friend Sarah and I booked the tickets way back in October 2015. We spent about 3/4 of our day in work waiting in the queue to get the tickets and literally bought the first 4 we got a hold of.
After all the months waiting (and waiting..) to go see the play I was getting less and less excited and even when I arrived in London to see the play with Caoimhe we weren’t super buzzed.
How wrong we were, the play was the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life (so far anyway)
I won’t reveal any details because I’d hate to ruin it for someone else, the story is just as good as any of the Harry Potter books. The only thing I’ll say, which I’m pretty sure is public knowledge anyway, is that it follows on from the ‘Nineteen Years Later’ Chapter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The show is running in the Palace Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue. The theatre is beautiful, very old school- think gilded decor and red velvet seats.
I took a sneaky photo at the interval.
There’s plenty of merchandise available as well, there’s a program for the play which contains information about the production of the play (which is a standard above all else) as well as a really interesting history about the theatre. I would say to make sure you have cash on you to buy them though, because if you only have card you have to purchase them at the bar instead of the stand (handy I guess if you want a drink like I did!)
I bought a lanyard for myself to use in work- they are really good quality.
The moment we left part one of the play I wanted to check were there tickets available to come see it again, but unfortunately it’s booked out until next May. However in the mean time the book will be released on the 31st of July 2016- get your hands on it as soon as you can so I can talk to someone about how amazing the story is!
If you have the opportunity to see the play, don’t hesitate! It’s honestly as life changing as the first Harry Potter book was back when I was 10 years old!