While I love the Harry Potter books and movies, I cannot even begin to imagine the stage play. You’d think after years of practice with plays, I could, but nope. Maybe this is why I haven’t embarked on a career in directing. And don’t worry, there are NO SPOILERS AHEAD. I promise.
Harry Potter and the Adult Who Didn’t get her Hogwarts Letter
I was disappointed when I heard that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was going to be a play. I felt deflated. After all, I can’t apparate or use floo powder to travel to London. The thespian in me rejoiced that plays may rise in popularity again. The muggle part wondered if I’d get to see it. It felt like all the times I realized that I wasn’t going to get a letter from Hogwarts.
Then, I heard that J. K. Rowling was going to come out with a book after all! I ordered it back in January. Then, I had to put it out of my mind, for waiting is sometimes so difficult! Maybe my Time Turner could’ve helped*.
*Please note, it is only a replica and not the real thing.
I’m a muggle girl, in a muggle world
This tale doesn’t end today with me telling you I’m in London and seeing the show tonight. I am a muggle girl, in a muggle world, after all.
My pre-ordered copy isn’t even coming until August 3 (WHAT’S UP WITH THAT, AMAZON?!) It actually came on August 2nd. While reading plays used to be commonplace in my life (hello, theatre degree), I haven’t read one in awhile. This is the first time I’ve been a fan of the HP series when a new book was coming out and it’s pretty exciting to be a part of the hubbub, even if I didn’t wait in line to buy my copy at midnight. I do have kids. Kids who I hope will one day experience the wonders of Harry Potter along with me.
Even when there is a huge letdown when you finish the books (or movies) and realize you aren’t actually part of that world. Worse, you can’t be. You can only hope J.K. Rowling’s incredible imagination will keep on producing such amazing and wondrous things for you to devour.
Have you ordered your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling? Are you going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Are you an adult waiting for your Hogwarts letter?
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