Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Already Has A Casting Change! Find Out Why The Stage Play Will No Longer Be Using Real Owls!
Looks like Hedwig will no longer need to break a wing!
But despite rave reviews, one hiccup during the first-ever performance has already called for the production to remove live owls from the show!
During Tuesday night's debut performance, an owl that was supposed to make a quick flight during a scene failed to return to its handler — and instead escaped into the auditorium!
Since the play is still in its preview stage, producers were quick to scrap the birds. Audiences on Thursday night's show were greeted with a sign that said "no real birds" were used.
The producers explained their decision in an animal-friendly statement: