I’m not sure what it is with me and stories that take place in magical worlds and crack open what people thought was sealed for good. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child NYC was magnificent. I’m not sure how to talk about it and still #KeepTheSecrets.
But essentially, it’s one of the most human pieces of the entire Harry Potter story. It goes places you don’t expect it to, it breaks your heart a little, it makes you a little nostalgic. BUT what blew me away the most was (not giving anything away) the relationship between Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy. There are tons of stories that center around men, the original series included. But stories that center around two male friends who have a strong EMOTIONAL bond and need for one another, who meet and bond over what makes them outsiders, and who turn to each other at their lowest and highest…that’s rare. And I absolutely adored that about this show.
The cast was extraordinary, Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett as Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter in particular. Their emotional bond was iron-clad, which laid the foundation for the rest of the story.
Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni as Harry and Hermione take a front seat to Paul Thornley’s Ron Weasley, who, much like in the original films, occasionally fades into the background. Poppy Miller provides a firm calmness as Ginny Weasley.
The other fascinating relationship that was explored is that of Harry and Draco Malfoy, played commandingly by Alex Price. I won’t give it away. But cracking that thought-to-be-sealed relationship back open was incredibly intriguing.
That’s every point that I want to review, because reviewing more would give away the story. Sorry for a short post. But DEFINITELY see this show.