The First Reviews For ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Are In, And They’re Magical

Yesterday, lucky theatergoers in London were treated to the first preview of part one of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the unofficial eighth installment of the Harry Potter series that takes place 19 years after Deathly Hallows.

Author J.K. Rowling asked attendees to #KeepTheSecrets — “or else I’ll tell everyone your Patronus is a dead sperm whale” was the unspoken threat — which they did, for the most part. A few minor details were revealed on Twitter last night, namely that Cursed Child is really good. Really, really good.

Uh, spoilers?

One person not in attendance: Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Does the Boy Who Lived not enjoy live theater? Not exactly. “I could be completely wrong in this, but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there’s going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing,” Radcliffe said. “Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show. I would never want to do anything that would distract or take away from the show.” Radcliffe does have one suggestion for Cursed Child, though: more farting corpses.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)