So it was recently announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be playing in London next summer, I know that was announced a while ago but in my excitement about the new news (it being the ‘eighth Harry Potter book’). I forgot one important thing. Harry Potter is a global phenomena and not everybody can afford to go see this play.
Which I think is really unfair. Going to London is expensive. I live in Scotland and going to London is expensive for me. I am very fortunate that my dad currently owns a flat close enough to London that I will be able to go see this play next year. But not everyone is as lucky as I am.
As much as I wish this new story would have been released as a book instead I can’t fault JK if she has decided that a play is the best way to tell this particular story. I love theatre and I know it is massively different way of storytelling. But I still can’t help but feel that theatre possibly isn’t the best way to tell this story, especially since this particular story is being told in two parts (necessitating the purchase of two tickets for each person). Maybe at some point in the future they will release a book version of the play, maybe they might even turn the play into a film (possibly bringing back the original HP cast?).
I don’t know. I just really hope JK knows what she is doing.