Cursed Child cast change highlights (part 1)
Obviously a lot happened yesterday.
The first thing I loved was the sheer amount of fandom friends who were around the theatre. It was such a blessing to be surrounded by so many familiar faces and so important that we were all there and able to support each other because only we understood the emotion of the day. Just saying hi to people in the queue for the loo or butting into emotional conversations in the bar made my day!
During the actual show the fandom was well behaved enough but also buzzing. We clapped the polyjuicing, Annabel off after her scene as Myrtle and the Draco/Harry duel. We whooped and cheered during the triwizard crown scene and clapped before and after each act with an emotional amount of passion. The cast were on fine. James was a hero.
Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and Sonia Friedman were watching the show. I was lucky enough to chat to John twice and Jack once. They were lovely! I got an autograph from them both and shock their hands in thanks.
Between parts we took this incredible fandom picture:
While we took the photo someone said “say cursed child!” and the noise when we all shouted it made me love this fandom so much.
We also got photobombed by Noma (we didn’t realise she was there till she was running off, which is one of the best gifts I could’ve asked of her!)
Curtain call was AMAZING. I’d been sobbing throughout the whole of part 2 and I could actually hear that people around me had been doing the same so I wasn’t sure how up for it people would be. But we did not disappoint. It was LOUD. There were a lot of puffy eyes up on that stage but they all looked determined to enjoy the moment. Sonia walked down to the front of the aisle to clap them. It was just very emotional.
Then we legged it to stage door and ended up about half way up the very long queue.
It was a bit of a blur to be honest. The first thing I saw was Noma and Jamie running down to the end of the line and starting backwards. As they ran down the whole crowd cheered. This was closely followed by Paul and Poppy coming around the corner and making their way down the line the normal way. Sam then also ran past us to the end and at one point we had the cast sandwiching in on us. It was intense! I mostly spent my time hugging and thanking people:
First, I saw Paul. I literally launched myself into a big hug around him and he was such a babe. He thanked us for being a part of this and told us he’d be seeing us around.
Next, Poppy followed. She was also very thankful but looked very close to tears. I hugged her very tightly.
I’m not sure about the order next but Martin came up and hugged us and made sure we were ok. Chris told us that he felt like we’d been on this journey with us and we had a beautiful moment where we looked at each other and I just knew that he got what he meant to me.