One for the Potterheads...Our trip to London for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

If you are massive Potterheads like us you will probably know that, in 2016, the West End began showing the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Ever since we have been SUPER eager to go but getting tickets is like hunting for gold dust, meaning it took two years to finally get there. On Wednesday and Thursday last week us and a friend spent the night in London where we got to see the show, which was definitely one of the best experiences we have had in a while. 

Palace Theatre = AKA actual Hogwarts 

The show is made up of two parts lasting just over 2.5 hours each, meaning that it is pretty long. Before we saw it we were a bit concerned that we would be bored over all that time, but it went so quickly because the story is so amazing and gripping. In fact, it could easily be twice as long and I would still love it haha! Without giving spoilers, the play follows Draco's child, Scorpious Malfoy, Harry & Ginny's child Albus, and Hermione & Ron's child Rose on their Hogwarts journey, of course tackling many obstacles along the way. What was really stricking was the magic that they used...I GENUINELY do not know how half of it was performed, and there was even dementors which looked so realistic and really struck me. This gal was SHOOK. 

All of the actors were incredible too, and credit to them for learning 5 hours worth of lines and not messing up at all. I genuinely do not know how they do it. We also later found our that Tom Felton was there on the same day...low key mad that we didn't see him or have any idea that he was there but ahhhh well. 

We don't look half as excited as we were haha. 

Those eagle eyed among you might have seen this Paperchase card on our Insta story...I do love a pun. 

If you love Harry Potter and you get an opportunity, I would really recommend going. It was such an incredible experience and I would even go again given the chance! 

Have you seen or read the Cursed Child? Would you be interested in going? Let us know x 

Natasha & Emily x 


  1. I wish this was out when I lived in London! It looks fantastic and I'm super interested in the dementors you described. What a cute night out!