Fans React to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Opening Night – and the Magic Is Officially Back

Part one of the highly anticipated London stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began previews on Tuesday night – and from the sound of it, the show is even more magical than one could have hoped.

A select few fans from around the world gathered at the London Place Theatre to finally learn what is happening in the wizarding world 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Before the show, fans took to social media to share their excitement and anticipation for what was about to come.

It’s here it’s here!!

A photo posted by Sarah Beth Falbe (@sbf50) on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:34am PDT

My life has been leading up to this for the last 9 years #cursedchild

A photo posted by Alex (@alexxharper) on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:27am PDT

Reading the cast/character list in the program (unannounced til now) gives you good sense of where the story is gonna go #KeepTheSecrets

— Andrew Sims (@sims) June 7, 2016

Before the show began, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling appeared in a video asking fans to keep the content of the play a secret. Afterward, she reminded fans to be extra-careful about spoiling the play by using the hashtag #keepthesecrets.

Potter fans have always had each other’s backs. Today I’m asking you to #KeepTheSecrets of #CursedChildhttps://t.co/0Vbl3zwN6b

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2016

Can’t give much away but can’t wait to see part 2 of @HPPlayLDN#CursedChild .Audience given #keepthesecret badges pic.twitter.com/ZuWdkaaN7o

— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) June 7, 2016

And fans have been keeping that promise, limiting their social media posts to just their feelings about the play.

#CursedChild part one = Amazing. Like watching a book. Incredible. @HPPlayLDN

— Liam Garrahan (@LiamGarrahan) June 7, 2016

Well, that was amazing. #KeepTheSecrets #HarryPotterPlay #CursedChild

A photo posted by @green_fizzz on Jun 7, 2016 at 4:14pm PDT

All I will say is that was potentially the best thing I have ever seen… @HPPlayLDN#CursedChild#KeepTheSecretspic.twitter.com/dbh37nKo2n

— Fraser Maxwell (@fjmaxwell) June 7, 2016

@jk_rowling@HPPlayLDN GASP GASP GASP GASP!!!

The fans will LOVE it!!

This just raised the bar for the Whole West End #KeepTheSecrets

— Karl Booton (@karlbooton) June 7, 2016

How do @JKro expect us to #KeepTheSecrets when all we want to do is rave bout how amazing #CursedChild was/is? pic.twitter.com/FS1l1Ki6yO

— Q (@AqilahZaiyanie) June 8, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on July 30 at the Palace Theater in London.

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