Reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been flooding in— and they are absolutely glowing! Below, we will share with you just a sampling of what theater critics are saying about the play.
But first, check out this Good Morning America segment, which features Arthur Levine, the Scholastic editor who brought Harry Potter to the United States. (Good thing Arthur Levine knows how to #keepthesecrets!)
And now for some of those amazing reviews:
"British theatre hasn’t seen anything like it for decades and I haven’t seen anything directly comparable in all my reviewing days."’ (The Daily Telegraph)
"The word for these imaginative leaps of faith is empathy. That’s the magic practiced so affectingly and entertainingly in 'The Cursed Child,' and it turns everyone in the audience into a sorcerer’s apprentice." (The New York Times)
"One legacy of the Potter books is the way they turned a whole generation on to reading. Cursed Child will perform the same service for theatre as Potter-mad millennials pack the stalls." (TIME Magazine)
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an absolute hoot, a joyous, big-hearted, ludicrously incident-packed and magic-heavy romp that has to stand as one of the most unrelentingly entertaining things to hit the West End" (Time Out)
And finally, from Variety: "It’s total theater. And, yep, it’s magic."
We've also been keeping track of Cursed Child Twitter love—check it out: