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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Recap: Part Two -- 25/05/17

Note: In case anyone’s interested, just this part alone is my longest ever recap. In total, both parts of this recap reach almost 21,000 words. I hope this is enough detail for you all! 


I’m not going to lie. After Wednesday night I felt really weird. Not unhappy, just odd. On Wednesday it felt like I was going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but then it was just so different on Wednesday night, and there were so many things that I was apprehensive about for Part Two, that I simply didn’t know what to expect yesterday.

It’s weird sitting in a familiar theatre, about to watch a play with a script you know back to front, and characters you know inside out, and feel that you have no idea what is about to happen, or what to expect. I was nervous, a little apprehensive, and desperately in need of a hug, which @aberorca kindly provided.

But then it began, and all my fears and worries were allayed. I feel so full of joy and excitement right now. That was really great, and some of the scenes are already my favourite versions of those scenes.

If this is what an ass kicking from John Tiffany does for people, then maybe we all need one of those in our lives. It seems to inspire great things.

I’m going to start by reassessing some of the characters, and giving some impression of the characters we only saw in Part Two. Then we’ll get down to the detail (of which I’m not sure how much there’ll be, because my brain spent most of the show screaming with euphoric relief).

Snape

David is quite literally everything you want in a Snape. He was quiet in a menacing way, full of suppressed emotion, with just the right touch of humour. I enjoyed everything about his performance.

Craig

James Phoon’s Craig might be the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. He sounds terrifyingly similar to Jeremy in some scenes (which I don’t think is deliberate), and he was just pretty great.

Cedric

Rupert looks so young as Cedric, but he still exudes the same heroic goodness that Milligan always did. He really blew me away in the few seconds he had. It was such a touching scene.

Delphi

You think you’ve seen all there is to Annabel’s Delphi, but then she captures the boys and attains her full power, and she reaches maximum creep mode. This Delphi is Bellatrix all over: laughing hysterically at the boys’ pain, revelling in mayhem, actually licking her lips when she sees she’s causing fear, like she loves the taste of it. She’s brutal and awful and gross.

Draco

This Draco is impressive and powerful, but so broken and afraid. He does things and hates himself for them. He’s terrified of the possibility of sending himself, and more importantly his son, back to Voldemort’s world. His grief seems to ache. He’s become such a good man. And as well as the weight of the serious moments, he’s incredibly funny too.

Scorpius

Sweet, funny, full of pain just like his father, but somehow still in love the world around him. He absolutely adores his dad, and he loves his best friend. He wouldn’t hurt a fly and he’s disgusted by the idea that any version of himself could cause pain.

Harry

Harry is so open to Albus, so warm towards him, so intent to listen. When he’s told to ‘be honest to those you love, show them your pain’ he really takes it to heart. He’s heartbroken with guilt over the people who’ve died on his behalf. I loved the tone that Jamie brought to him in this act.

Albus

I’m going to be honest, I’m still not entirely sure who Albus is, but in a really exciting way. In Part Two there were flashes of a genuinely funny, awkward, ridiculous Albus. An Albus who desperately cares about the people around him. An Albus who adores his best friend and his father. An Albus who could be so many things. Losing the establishing half of Albus’s character makes it difficult to assess, but I’m so excited by the possibility of Theo’s Albus, and I’m jealous of anyone who gets to see him do a really good Part One in the next month, cause I think that’s where you’ll find the heart of him.

And now to the detail.

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Cursed Child Stage Door - 25th May 2017

Well, I wasn’t expecting the stage door we got… NINETEEN Cast Members and me, @aberorca and @torestoreamendsgot to speak with Sonia Friedman.

I must admit I was a little excitable at the stage door last night, but I was so pleased to be able to meet so many of them and I am excited for their year in the cast.

Let’s start with our main eight….

Jamie Glover came out to see the fans, hoping this will be a regular thing! Such a nice guy. Admitted to him he had me in tears earlier than normal and he apologised, bless him.

Emma Lowndes is actually quiet, a little reserved, but very sweet.

Love Thomas Aldridge in person as much as I love him as Ron. I was very excitable with him, admitting he had me from his first line. Loved that he was wearing a Keep the Secrets Badge.

Nearly didn’t recognise Rakie as, like Noma, wears wigs throughout the play. Such a lovely lady.

So much love for James at the stage door last night. Told him he was right about how he loved his son and how I now loved his son.

OMG, Samuel is just cutest, most adorable thing in the world. He is such a dork! Love him. Asked if I could take him home because he was so cute, but sadly he said I couldn’t! Hehe! Admitted to him I preferred him to Anthony, he was quite taken aback by that, though he confessed he had felt lucky to have been able to see Anthony perform.

Theo Ancient, bless him, I think he was really overwhelmed by all the love and support from the fans. Such a sweet guy.

Helen Aluko had managed to walk past us without us realising, so we ran to the end of the queue to catch her. She is such a dinky little thing and so lovely.

Onto our continuing cast members…

The moment Tom Mackley saw me made me laugh, called me the DSLR Selfie Queen! Love Tom loads, such a cutie!

So happy to see Annabel, we gave a bit of a cheer when she came out. Told her how impressed I was by her performance after having heard how amazing she was. Admitted I loved how she became a psychopath during Part 2.

Finally met Joshua, though, the photo didn’t go too well! Oops!

Loved seeing Martin and Barry!

And our other newbies…

Bless the lot of them, I think they thought we were all nuts, though I did tell them all we are not too scary!

James Phoon, I adore! @aberorca and @torestoreamends are photobombing me on purpose! We did tell him we loved the spare, because how can you not! He is very active on social media, so there is a good chance you will get a response from him. James is a massive Potterhead as well, spent the past year trying to get Friday Forty tickets before landing a role in it.

Love, love, love, April! She is so excited to be a part of the play, it shows in the way she interacted with everyone! We gave her a cheer when she came out and she has a constant smile on her face!

Henry, James M (nickname is Jumbo according to Annabel) and Rupert, bless them, they are definitely overwhelm by all the love from the fans and very sweet guys.

Adore Sarah Miele, love her accent and the very cool purple streaks in her wig. Such a sweetie.

I said with the original cast that they were generous with their time with the fans and this cast is most certainly going to be the same. They were impressed with us regulars at how many times we had been and how many more times we planned to come. They definitely appreciated us being there to support them for their first show!

  • Jefferson: "When you've been in politics as long as I have, you develop thick skin."
  • Hamilton: "Magenta is not your color."
  • Jefferson: "Magenta brINGS OUT MY EYES, YOU PRICK!"

Me and Musical Hamilton could chill and drink tea but I’d deck the hell out of Historical Hamilton.

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  • Washington: (to Jefferson) Alexander will show you around
  • Hamilton: Right this way is the exit.

Hamilton Characters + Gamer Alignments

ok but get this, Hamilton marching band au

 so long story short i saw this trumpet player dude who looked an awful lot like John Laurens/Anthony Ramos at band rehearsal today and this came to my head so have some headcanons

* Washington as the angry band director 

* Alex is a clarinet and a drum major

* TJeff is also a drum major

* and he plays trombone with Madison

* Laurens is a trumpet 

* Laf is a flute 

* Hercules is a Tuba bc LOUD

* King George is like, the choir director or something

* Eliza is an alto sax for sure 

*  Angelica and Peggy are flutes

* Aaron is also an alto 

* Baritone Theodosia???????

* Maria Reynolds could be a clarinet

* Samuel Seabury is probably that kid that isnt actually in band but hangs out with the band kids anyway

anywAY i love this idea

EDIT: seabury plays the kazoo
Hamilton : Whole Sqaud AU

- Modern time au

-So Alex just got into college, and he’s officially adopted by the Washington and majoring in PoliSci

- Thomas and Lafayette are twins who were separated at 13 cuz their grandparents didn’t approve of their parents’ affair

- The twins were finally reunited at 18 and went into college together, roommies

- John Laurens with his pet turtle Philip just got into college too, and are rooming with Alex

- Alex was a bit shy to meet John but was really ecstatic when meeting Philip

- John was really chill and friendly that he helped Alex unpack then invited him for lunch

- They met the twins on the buffet area and they all sat together

- Thomas and Alex were already talking about politics when they got into a small friendly argument that Lafayette had to literally hold Thomas back

- John laughing as he held the back of Alex’s shirt to stop him from going all out

- Lafayette saying something to “Tommy” in french and Thomas rolling his eyes and said something back in french to “Marmar” ( From his name,Marie-Joseph)

- Alex asking them a question in french and Lafayette started talking to him in french really fast

- John was smiling at them amusingly and shared a confused look with Thomas

- Then they all heard a laughing somewhere behind them and saw Charles Lee laughing and mocking at them

- Lafayette tried really hard to stop the three of them from getting into a fight with Lee

- They all left the cafeteria and talked more at the garden

- They spent more time then later exchanged numbers to hang out more

- Then Alex and John went to buy books together and the twins decided to roam around campus

- Lafayette accidentally bumped into Hercules, who was on his way to practice with the football team

- Lafayette was entranced by him that he accidentally asked him for his number in french while Hercules apologized

- Thomas eyeing his brother’s flushed face suspiciously while Hercules chuckled and introduced himself

- Hercules has no idea whaf Laf said

- Lafayette apologized and introduced them and Thomas to Herc

- Herc was called by someone from the team and promised to talk to Laf again soon

- Thomas laughed at Laf as they continued to walk around and talking in French

- Meanwhile Alex and John met Aaron Burr at the bookstore, and he gave them some confusing advices while he bought his own books

- Alex wasn’t too sure what to think if him, and John shrugged at him

- They went back to their dorm together and decorated their room together

- And Alex was afraid if he liked John as crush already, and they just literally met

- And then the next day they met up with the twins for breakfast when Hercules spotted Lafayette and invited them to eat together with his cousin, James Madison

- Thomas was interested in James from the moment they saw each other and Lafayette snorted at him

- The six of them ate together and Alex, John, Herc and Laf seemed to be getting along really well that they started to get more loud

- James sighed at his cousin before listening to Thomas talk about politics

- Surprisingly, he actually conversed with him really well, unlike the other freshmen he met (he and herc are sophomores)

- Then suddenly the Schuyler sisters entered and Herc waved at them to their table

- The cousins and the sisters knew each other since high school

- Angelica’s a junior while Eliza was a sophomore and Peggy was a freshman

- Lafayette was a bit disappointed in Peggy’s fashion and accidentally said it out loud

- He and Peggy somehow became best friends then

- Peggy doesn’t care about fashion as long as it has flowers, she’s okay with it

- Eliza was texting to her friend and roommate Maria before introducing herself to them

- Somehow the majority of the group were majoring in PoliSci

- Then Lee and Seabury went in and almost all the group groaned

- With all of them hating the two, they exchanged phone numbers then Alex spotted Burr and invited him

- He was hesitant at first but he did anyway

- He was a bit annoyed at how loud they were, with Hercules literally shouting, and Thomas and Alex were almost arguing again with Angelica and James looking at them amusingly, and Lafayette subtly flirted with Herc and Peggy noticing, John laughing as he again held Alexander back, and Eliza smiling at the text Maria sent

- And he suspected that Thomas and Alex would join the debate team (which he, angelica, eliza, and james were in)

- But, in all honesty, he kinda liked these guys
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This is just a small part if my Au, if you want to know more, just ask me! I’ll be working on a fanfic regarding this AU anyway, I’m so excited!!

Edit: I made a fanfic based on this!! You can read it here.