Harry Potter and The Cursed Child debuts on West End

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Harry Potter fans were gobsmacked, shocked and surprised at the standard of one of the most talked about theatrical debuts to hit the West End this year. 

With previews having started on the 7th June, J.K.Rowling has asked fans who have watched the production not to spoil the experience for others, with badges with the hashtag #KeepTheSecrets handed out to audience members after the first performance this week.

The Granger-Weasley family in the play featuring Noma

The Granger-Weasley family featuring Noma Dumezweni as Hermione

During the launch week Rowling has reacted to comments made on social media about the decision to cast actress Norma Dumezweni as Hermione. Rowling has made it very clear that she has no time for those who have criticised the decision to cast Olivier-award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, saying “Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.” In the description of Hermione in the book it said she had “brown eyes, frizzy hair and was very clever.” There was nothing mentioned about skin colours.

There will also been no book or film adaptation according to the magic maker, but there will be the script of the play available to pre-order before release on 31st July.

Fans have complained because of how fast the tickets sold out, with 175,000 tickets selling out in the first 24 hours of being on sale.

J.K.Rowling said she was very anxious due to the incredibly high expectation and she really didn’t want to let the fans down.

But for everyone who does have tickets it sounds like you’re in for a truly spellbinding show.

Jaiya, Writing East Midlands