‘Yer a Wizard Harry’ these are the words many of us have often wished to have heard.
Nineteen years ago the world was introduced to ‘The Boy Who Lived’. Harry Potter, a bespectacled ten-year-old who lived under the stairs and is enrolled in a series of adventures at the magical world of Hogwarts. If you have not read the books, then why not wait around for an owl to bring you the synopsis?
As a nation we have grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and seen the golden trio learn spells at Hogwarts, battle monsters, solve mysteries and face off against one of the scariest villains of our young lives, he who shall not be named, Lord Voldemort. Not only have we been blessed with seven books but also three spin offs such as Tales of Beddle, The Bard and Quidditch Through The Ages.
The books have been brought to life through eight awe inspiring films, which now fans can experience for themselves at the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour of The Making of Harry Potter to get closer to the magic. Potter fans can even explore the story further online through Pottermore and sort themselves into those famous houses Gyffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. Harry’s tale ended with The Deathly Hallows in 2011 and many were sad to see them go as J.K Rowling left us eager for more.
Now our prayers have been answered. The play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child sees our three heroes’ years later after finishing Hogwarts and the next generation of Witches and Wizards starting their journey. This anticipated play focuses on Harry’s struggles as a young father with his job as well as his son Albus having the pressure of being the son the man who defeated the darkest and most powerful wizard of all time.
The show’s popularity sparked a surge in ticket sales meaning many are still waiting to see the two-part production. This potter fan has managed to get her ticket for part one whom some are claiming to be the more entertaining proportion of the story. Just like the films, the stage craft is bound to impress audiences as Rowing herself has worked closely with the director to bring the final part of Harry’s world to life.
For those who are still anxiously waiting for tickets the script has been released in bookshops across the country for you to catch a glimpse of what is yet to come. Although this might be the last time we see Mr. Potter, fans do not have to wait long for another Wizarding film. November sees a different Wizard take the main spotlight. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them features Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, author the titled book of which the film is based and his adventures of tracking down magical creatures in America. Could Scamander be the next hero for children? The trailer already has stirred up excitement with Potter fans sorting themselves into new houses at Ilvermonry, the newest wizarding school online at Pottermore. Nevertheless, despite this new installment of the Wizarding world, Harry is sure to still have that special place in heart.