Reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London

The Verdict   Reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London
The official opening night is July 30 but publications are filing reviews.
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Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) Manuel Harlan

J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, which has been in previews since June 7, opens officially July 30 at London's Palace Theatre, but, in an unusual move, let it be known that they would welcome reviews starting early this week.

The play, which runs four hours and must be seen over the course of two performances, is presented in two parts. The production stars Jamie Parker as Harry Potter with Noma Dumezwen as Hermione and Paul Thornley as Ron. The story follows the future of the familiar Harry Potter teens, now as adults. “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.”

The critics are filing their reviews. is collecting them for our readers and will continue to update this list as the latest ones come in.

Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Weekly

Evening Standard

Financial Times

The Guardian

The Hollywood Reporter

The Independent

The Mirror (Posted prematurely in early June.)

The New York Times

The Stage

Telegraph (Posted prematurely in early June.)


USA Today


Wall Street Journal

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A New York production is being contemplated.

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