If you’re looking to be spoiled with details from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child previews, you won’t find them here, but for the countless fans looking to #KeepTheSecrets while still learning more about the show itself, the official Twitter account for the play has shared a few little nuggets of information to satisfy the crowd until the script’s July 31st release.
— Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) June 7, 2016
The preview performance of The Cursed Child opened to a select crowd on June 7th, with the second part of the story showing on June 9th. And if you’re still in awe over the fact that, yes, this is actually happening, the witches and wizards in charge of the show’s Twitter account were sure to update followers on any particular details they might have noticed (spoiler-free, of course). For example, the new Hogwarts house banners!
Get a closer look at the new Hogwarts house banners from #HarryPotterPlay #CursedChild! #KeepTheSecrets pic.twitter.com/kwDREUQhio — Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) June 8, 2016
With the mascot creatures for each house contorted into the first letter of it’s name, these new emblems are a more modern representation compared to the crests of the original series. As if the new banners and Rose Weasley’s opening moment weren’t enough, in honor of the curtain raising for the second part of the show, every Potter fan’s favorite Twitter page this week shared an image of three of the most popular characters of the series, all grown up.
The first public preview of Part Two of #HarryPotterPlay#CursedChild is about to begin. #KeepTheSecretspic.twitter.com/7i00Aw1n2C — Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) June 9, 2016
Here we see Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, and Harry Potter looking a bit disheveled, possibly surprised, but most importantly, together. This shot makes you wonder if they’re simply dropping their kids off at the Hogwarts Express, or if maybe they’re on some sort of adventure. Most fans will have to wait until the script release to find out (and Pottermore just announced a second, final script release later on), but for the few who have already seen the show, they’re starting to share their thoughts over on social media.
EVERYTHING IS HARRY POTTER AND NOTHING HURTS #cursedchild #keepthesecrets — Melinda Salisbury (@AHintofMystery) June 9, 2016
— Hufflepuff Carol (@Badgergeek) June 10, 2016
Just saw part 2 of Harry Potter and the #CursedChild and WOW. Wow wow wow. @jk_rowling is not done bringing the world to tears, folks. ⚡️ — Shama Hussain (@shama_ny) June 9, 2016
— Ollie Grainger (@OllieGrainger) June 9, 2016
Potter fans are absolutely trained to avoid spoilers from experience awaiting each of the books in the series, but inner-fandom communication is completely different than it was during the first wave of the story. So, for those of you who wish to remain in the dark for the next month or so, I wish you luck, and please, #KeepTheSecrets.
Are online fan reactions further hyping your hype, or letting you down? Are you waiting for the script release to find out what the characters have been up to? Let’s talk in the comments below.
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