'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Wows Theater Audiences In London

Susan Macdonald

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opened in London's Palace Theatre, and the fans are ecstatic, says the Telegraph.

Theater critic Dominic Cavendish went into the theater a skeptic, but came out calling the play a "triumph."

Those involved can give themselves a pat on the back. It's a triumph. Not an unqualified one – there are some quibbles – but in all key respects, it grips, it stirs, it delights....You can't stop watching. That's partly down to the thrill-a-minute nature of the stage-craft, which kicks off the moment the Hogwarts pupils simulate the famous leap-of-faith charge from 'muggle' King's Cross on to magical Platform 9 ¾, changing from everyday gear into school uniforms in the blink of an eye – how on earth do they do that?

"Real Potterheads will relish all the tiny in-jokes, though one next to me seemed mildly irritated by the exposition necessary to put the less fanatical in the picture...but Pottering along on its own terms, this show is a mere live owl short of Potteresque perfection."

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