These pictures prove Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is legit magic

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Has anyone got a time turner because we would watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child every day for the next 10 years if we could. 

We admit, on paper it sounds like a bit of a hot mess: 

Six hours of theatre over two plays. 

Not to mention it has a lot to live up to: seven books, eight beloved movies, and countless iconic characters. 

But not only does it live up to the hype, it exceeds it. 

We spent almost the entire 6 hours somewhere between giddy 12-year-old, hysterically crying and trying to pick our jaws up off the floor. 

If you thought it was amazing on the big screen you ain’t seen nothing yet: the stage is even more spellbinding. 

It delivers the nostalgia, that's for sure, and brings the wizarding world to life right in front of you. 

Imagine any of the key spells that you remember from the Harry Potter books or films. They are all recreated by this incredible production, live, before your very eyes. 

Polyjuice potion? Yup. Time turner? Yup. The Ministry of Magic’s complicated entries? Yes indeed. 

To explain how or why would be a spoiler but just trust us on this one, friends. 

The story starts 19 years after the events of the original series, and revolves around the children of J.K Rowling’s OG characters: Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione. 

There really are only two questions to answer before you choose to see this show: 

  1. Have you read the books or seen the movies? Because yes, you need to. You should never start anything in the last chapter. 
  2. Can you block out your calendar for a month? You’ll need weeks to recover.

Lucky for you the show has put down some deep roots in Melbourne. 

The producers of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child are rumoured to have booked Melbourne’s Princess Theatre for two years, with some talk of a five year run. 

Insane. But, quite frankly, not long enough.

Images: Supplied / Matt Murphy. 

Written By Krisinda Merhi