“Sometimes costs are made to be borne.” – Severus Snape
The boy who lived is now an adult with children of his own. The confidence that allowed the reluctant hero to defeat Voldemort is lacking when it comes to raising his own children, especially with his youngest, Albus. Harry doesn’t like the attention being the hero gives him and neither does his son. But instead of it bringing them closer, it drives them apart since Harry has accepted his fate, but Albus wants things to be different.
Harry Potter lives on – in people’s hearts, in adults re-reading the books and in children discovering the series for the first time. Years after the “final” book was released, J.K. Rowling let readers get a glimpse into the magical world with a new play.
When Albus finds a way to try and “fix” his father’s past and what he considers to be mistakes, the world becomes quite different. Changing the past always results in changing the future, but like ripples on a pond, it affects more than just a single event in time. I can’t give too much away, but in the end Albus comes to accept his father’s legacy as part of his heritage, knowing that his father didn’t seek to become the center of attention.
The storyline is interesting and is very nostalgic for Harry Potter fans. I enjoyed reading it, but it was not at the same level as the original books. I am glad there was another book so my children could enjoy the excitement of a Harry Potter release. We had spent some time trying to guess what the storyline could be and I did actually have a very close guess.
I think anyone who loved the Harry Potter books would want to and should read this play. I wouldn’t expect a journey, but a small, side trip where you are brought up-to-date on Harry’s world.