Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (West End)
Open run 5h 20m
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (West End)
91

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(926 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
Members say
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Great staging

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (490)

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55 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Must see, Relevant, Epic, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you are a potterhead

Don't see it if dont know nothing about the Harry Potter films

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You love the Harry Potter films. Magic

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show in two parts

67 Reviews | 0 Followers
98
Quirky, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to see one of the most impressive theatre stagings I’ve ever seen. I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan, but this is great.

Don't see it if You really can’t allow yourself the escapism. It’s good, family-friendly magic.

98 Reviews | 4 Followers
98
Absorbing, Fun, Magical, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You have watched Harry Potter from beginning to end and want to see what happened next. It’s magical and well told. Lots of surprises

Don't see it if You’ve never seen the Harry Potter franchise films.

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
96
Epic, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to be transported for a day.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Harry Potter movie or book.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You like fantasy with a bit of magic on the stage. You will enjoy the play and have fun.

Don't see it if If you don't like to sea a play nearly 6 hours long. In two different sessions with two different tickets

53 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Epic, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you are a Pot-Head - it is a great continuation of the story with magical staging

Don't see it if you don’t like Harry Potter - you need to have an idea of the backstory

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you love Harry Potter (and you see all the films and read all the books, otherwise spoiler alert) and you want to see some magic!

Don't see it if If you are not a HP fan.

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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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 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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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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