After years of waiting, a new Harry Potter tale has finally made its public debut, as the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — which picks up 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows — opened in London's West End Tuesday night. Guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town — it's London's Hamilton, basically — the play will be going through a few weeks of previews before its official opening, on July 30. If you're eager to find out the reactions from the lucky opening-night spectators, we've compiled a brief roundup of various responses from social media, below. If you would prefer the play to remain shrouded in absolute secrecy, break out your Time-Turner and attempt to never open this page ... or maybe just don't read any further. (Per J.K. Rowling's #KeepTheSecrets request, this post is free of plot spoilers for the play.)
The ambiance, in and around the theater.
The reactions from theater-goers.
It's the interval at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Stage magic in this show is wonderful. Unbelievable. And @imogenheap music great.— Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) June 7, 2016
No spoilers but so far, #CursedChild is absolutely amazing and everything I ever wanted ✨— tyler (@_tylerjohn) June 7, 2016
second intermission update:— ellie bate (@eleanorbate) June 7, 2016
have cried about 3 times
In the interval now. It's beyond anything we have imagined #CursedChild— MuggleNet Live! (@MuggleNetLive) June 7, 2016
Interval of #CursedChild. All I'll say is that the owls need a bit of work...— Nick Hilton (@nickfthilton) June 7, 2016
Sounds like ... a magical night.