Spoiler-Free Early Buzz: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Its been five years since we last saw the Wizarding World on screen. Later this year we will return to the Wizarding World in the movie "adaptation" of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but that is merely a spin-off. If you want to see a proper Harry Potter sequel, you'll have to head to London's West Hollywood End to see JK Rowling new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. The production promises to follow the Boy Who Lived well into adulthood, starring Jamie Parker as a middle-aged Harry Potter, now a father of three, while Poppy Miller plays Ginny and Sam Clemmett their son Albus.

Today the first preview performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One just happened, and the first reactions have hit the web. Until today it didn't really hit me that there will be a continuation of the Harry Potter story, and after seeing these reactions and photos I'm now very excited to see this and read the script book (and we know it will very likely eventually be made into a movie). Lets take a look at what people are saying in the first Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews and reactions, and don't worry, we'll "keep the secrets" — this is spoiler-free.

But to be honest, we don't know a whole lot about the story because JK Rowling has been keeping it secret. She has even asked those who attend the performance in London to "Keep The Secrets," and it looks like the story promises to have some big twists.  First up here is a video message from JK Rowling asking fans to keep the secrets:

What follows are tweets from those who attended the first preview. Here are a look the scene from the theatre:

Early Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Reviews / Reactions

I'm keeping it spoiler free, so feel free to read the reactions without finding out anything about the plot, twists or reveals.

The Daily Mirror:

Judging by the whooping and cheering, nobody was disappointed. ... There's no denying its long. The magician's first foray onto the stage was on such an epic scale it had to be split into two plays – the first two hours and 40 minutes and the second part just five minutes shorter. But it certainly doesn't feel like it. The special effects produce truly magical moments and it is easy to forget you're just a muggle. ... But it's the children who steal the show along with all the drama of the books and films, a lot of laughs and some fantastic special effects. JK Rowling has made sure the audience will be back for part two with a cliffhanger ending to the first part.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will officially premiere in London's Palace Theater on July 30. Look for the script book to hit shelves on July 31 (which also happens to be Harry Potter's birthday).

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. 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. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The first preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 2 will happen on Thursday June 9th 2016.