Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production by John Tiffany
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Through his first few school years placed in Slytherin house at Hogwarts, we follow young Albus Severus Potter, son of Harry and Ginny. Harry Potter is now a Minster of Magic, and has trouble connecting to his son on a personal level. Albus, being the son of such a famous Wizard is unhappy; discontent with who he is and his family’s history. He befriends Scorpius Malfoy, and together they go about (indirectly) proving that a name and school house don’t necessarily dictate who you really are.
Along with the help (and hindrance) from a few other characters, Albus tries to right a wrong in the past which he thinks will help make the future better – the ramifications of which, of course, go way beyond anything he could have imagined.
Ultimately a stand-alone story, which gives some new perspectives on previously seen and read situations, but don’t ultimately affect or interfere with the overall narrative of the Harry Potter books, or movies.
Written, as explained on the cover, as a play script, the action is primarily delivered through dialogue and set directions. The world building in a play script is always bare-bones, in order for the director to utilise their own vision for the production itself.
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