I can’t even begin to put my excitement for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into words. I was really upset that I wasn’t going to get to see the stage show. So when they announced they were releasing the script, I rushed out and pre-ordered it, out of pure excitement.
Many people say that J.K Rowling is flogging a dead horse. In some ways I suppose she is but it’s not anything the fans haven’t begged and pleaded with her for. I for one can’t wait to see how they are going to bring Harry and his family back down to earth and it’ll be interesting to see if the characters can stand on their own without having all the drama of Voldemort.
Apparently Harry Potter and the Cursed Child follows the story of Harry working within the Ministry and being an typical overworked adult and more importantly the struggles that his youngest son faces growing up in the shadow of his father.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.
I’m glad that they are represented Harry as a realistic and almost a forgotten entity. The fact that he has to work to support his family makes him relatable as a character. I think if they had placed him on a pedestal where he didn’t have to work. Or got everything handed to him on a platter it would have made him unlikeable and unforgiving. It would have also gone against the canon version that we have come to know and love.
But urrgh, that blurb, I can’t begin to contain myself, I want to dive back into Hogwarts right now. I want to read about all the things they’re getting up to and the how they pulled everything together after the war ended. Basically seeing as I never got my letter I’m going to be living precariously through Harry and his children.
I do wonder how much of a role Ron and Hermione will have because I can’t imagine it becoming the Golden Trio once more, surely being married and having children puts a bit of a dampener on things and separates things out a little. It will definitely be one of the things I’ll be looking out for.
Am I worried as a die hard fan that this isn’t going to be all I expect it to be? Oh yes, I am sincerely crapping it. I’m hoping against hope that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will draw me back into the world. Letting me fall in love with the characters again. So here’s hoping I guess…