After months of anticipation, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is officially opening this weekend!!
It's no secret that fans who got to catch an early preview of J.K. Rowling's two-part stage play had nothing but wonderful things to say — but did theater critics fall under the same spell?
It appears so! We're happy to report that the eight story in the Hogwarts saga is receiving riddikulus-ly positive reviews!
Photo: Emma Watson Meets New Hermione Noma Dumezweni!
The London production — which officially opens at the Palace Theatre on Saturday — is already being hailed as a "thrilling theatrical endeavor" that utilizes practical stage effects to engage the audience with whimsical spells that put them right inside Hogwarts!
Of course, every critic had his or her own minor issue — but across the board, the play was praised for its story, set design, cast performance, and just about anything else you can think of!
Ch-ch-check out our spoiler-free review roundup (below)!