Should we keep the secrets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?


Should we really keep the secrets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Even with the release of the play in book form?

One of the more interesting things from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway is the insistence that we must still ‘keep the secrets’. For many, we read this play almost two years ago when it was released on Harry’s birthday.

The idea is that the secrets of the show (the staging and what not) remain a mystery to the audience. It is something that I agree with because some of that is a sight to behold (or so I’m told since it is almost impossible to get tickets).

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But going into the store at the theater is almost like navigating a minefield. People don’t want you to talk about it at all, which is funny since the play is for sale behind them. Again, I get it. You don’t want your experience to be ruined because you know something about the show.

But then we’re right back to where we were for the original releases of the Harry Potter franchise. Those of us who read the book know what to expect and want to talk about it but then we hear the ‘no spoiler’ yells.

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It is frustrating. For many of us, this series means the world to us and this play, while amazing and something we all want to experience, is making it so hard to be a Potter fan since so many of us cannot go.

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Will we ever get to see the secrets for ourselves? Who knows, probably not for a while, especially with the show predicted to win the Tony this coming June. But we’ll just have to wait and see how Harry Potter and the Cursed Child does. Maybe someday, we’ll all even get to see it.