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It’s Official: Harry Potter Fans Are In Love With J.K. Rowling’s ‘Magical’ Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had its first public preview last night in London, and the fans’ verdicts are in: It’s really, really good. (Can we just apparate ourselves into the theater, or is that too dangerous?)

The official eighth instalment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga has been split into two parts for its stage adaptation. Fans who enjoyed Part One on Tuesday will queue up for Part Two at the Palace Theatre Thursday night. Lucky theatergoers took to social to share their spoiler-free thoughts (#KeepTheSecrets) with the rest of uspeasants house elves who were unable to attend.

But at least we got this spellbinding first look at Hogwarts. It’s almost like you’re there, right?

The first public preview of #HarryPotterPlay #CursedChild has just started. Welcome to Hogwarts! #KeepTheSecrets

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So what’s the wizarding world like 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts? Who’s the cursed child? What Hogwarts house does Albus Severus Potter find himself sorted into? What kind of man is The Boy Who Lived? Does Mrs. Weasley still knit everyone jumpers for Christmas?! You’ll have to wait until July 31 to read the script novelization to find all that out. For now, here’s how fans are feeling about Part One:

First things first: J.K. Rowling called the reaction to the first preview “wonderful.”

She also took the time to remind fans to not be Wormtails and #KeepTheSecrets, unless you want to be scorched by the flames like Hypable.

Apparently, many of the characters in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been kept secret. 

And not all of them are in the cast list either. (Jo really likes her secrets!) So … where’s Luna?

It keeps the spirit of the book alive. 

This is very good news indeed.

And it’s funny!

British humour translates so much better onstage.

Scorpius Malfoy is already a fan favourite. 

It’s not that I’m trying to read too much into this tweet, but this obviously means Scorpius isn’t as antagonistic as his father Draco.

Fans will love it. 

How could we not?

Like, really love it. 

Accio, tickets! Accio, cheap airfare! Accio, affordable accommodations!

It’s emotional.

We. Want. To. See. It.

Stunning! 

Wait, we can bring our WANDS?!

And did we mention magical? 

Of course it’s magical! It’s Harry Potter.

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