Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (London)
Ends Jul 2023 5h 14m
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (London)
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (London) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(159 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
6%
Negative
4%
Members say
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Absorbing

About the Show

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series told in an epic 2-part play. Winner of 9 Olivier Awards.

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Member Reviews (159)

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30 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Ambitious, Clever, Spine tingling

See it if You want the unexpected, you love Harry Potter

Don't see it if You want a musical, you don’t like sitting for long periods of time

25 Reviews | 1 Follower
86
Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if very good Harry Potter and experience

Don't see it if 5 hours of theater back to back can be very tiring

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
70
Spooky, Enchanting, Cliched, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like Harry Potter

Don't see it if You haven’t read any Harry Potter books or seen the films. Read more

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
81
Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you love Harry Potter and fantasy genre in general. You have deep enough pockets to see both parts on the same day

Don't see it if you can't sit for 6 hours in one day! This is a really good show, but it's very long and in my opinion could have been at least 1hr shorter

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Love the Harry Potter franchise, it continues from where the films left off. Knowing the jist of Harry Potter is a must.

Don't see it if You can't manage sitting through around 6 hours of plays. You need to research where you sit to nashe sure its going to be comfortable.

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
96
Confusing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You love Harry Potter and want to see a stage production like it

Don't see it if You have not read or seen any Harry Potter films

9 Reviews | 7 Followers
50
Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like special effects

Don't see it if You are a fan of the series Read more

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Magical, Clever

See it if You’re into HP; it’s a must! Its the extension of the story that everyones been wanting for years! I’m still baffled by some of their tricks

Don't see it if You dislike ‘theatrics’ and believe it will be just like the films

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
September 18th, 2018
For a previous production

“An absolute hoot, a joyous, big-hearted, ludicrously incident-packed and magic-heavy romp that has to stand as one of the most unrelentingly entertaining things to hit the West End...If the...show is a bit on the long side, it’s forgivable...The special effects, but they are astonishing...Hoggart’s startling movement direction adds an intense, ritualistic air that heightens everything...Never before has Rowling’s world felt so vividly, gaspingly, joyously real.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 30th, 2016
For a previous production

“It’s a triumph...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…The leading performances also forge a sense of journeys meaningfully undertaken…There’s a universal, relatable emotional core to the show…There are reservations, but to labor those failings would be to miss the point. The big news is that this is just what was needed, will raise the benchmark for family entertainment for years.”
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The Stage (UK)
July 26th, 2016
For a previous production

“This is a major work in its own right, with an entirely distinctive theatrical life and shape. It earns its place on the stage...By turns playful and gripping, disturbing and detailed, poignant and powerful, it is superb family entertainment...It has real integrity and, crucially, could prove to be one of the most influential and important theatre works of the century...A truly game-changing production and a thrilling theatrical endeavour in its own right.”
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WhatsOnStage
July 26th, 2016
For a previous production

“This may be the surest commercial proposition for years, but it is also a spectacle of epic sweep and magisterial grandeur. It is, quite simply, magic...The script is both sharp and masterfully structured...Thorne's writing is leavened not only with emotion, but also with great humour...A deeply theatrical experience, a love letter to theatre itself...Full of literal magic...This pure delight...makes this eighth story in the ‘Harry Potter’ series a very particular experience.”
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The Guardian (UK)
July 26th, 2016
For a previous production

“A thrilling theatrical spectacle…I got as much pleasure from the staging as from the convoluted story. Tiffany and his designer, Christine Jones, have created magic out of the simplest ingredients…Any danger that the effects would upstage the actors is overcome by a set of strong performances…While it helps to be a paid-up Potterhead, Tiffany and his team stage the piece with such dazzling assurance that I finally began to see the point of being wild about Harry.”
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The London Evening Standard
August 12th, 2016
For a previous production

“For once the so-called theatrical event of the year really is just that…Packed with pathos, dazzling choreography and moments of pure enchantment…John Tiffany’s finely orchestrated production is often gorgeous…If explaining the story’s more ticklish details sometimes stalls its momentum, the characterization is richly convincing…For the legions of Pottermaniacs eager to be reunited with the characters they adore, this will be a magical experience."
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Financial Times (UK)
July 25th, 2016
For a previous production

“Thrilling: gripping, dark, wittily acted and often visually dazzling. Above all, though, it succeeds because the team has put transformation right at the heart of the story, both structurally and emotionally. It’s a move that allows the drama to play to drama’s strengths...Overall, this is a triumph. For a bunch of muggles, the creative team has certainly brewed up a wizard show."
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Theatre Bee (UK)
May 17th, 2022
For a previous production

Flawless execution, if ever there was one. Wingardium Leviosa, and objects flying. Sparks from wands. Dementors gliding right over the audience’s heads. People suspended mid-air. It’s like watching real magic. Just stunning!
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