Friday, 12 February 2016
Harry Potter, the Cursed Child and the City of Towers
Well it appears my old Mate Harry Potter, well not quite mate, but lets not split hares (YUCK) is sneaking back into the limelight with a new high profile play in the
West End. I think its the West End
although I am not sure what it is the end of. Anyway as you might expect I know
absolutely nothing about this Play because of several things. For a start off I
think Mrs JK Rowling thinks I am some sort of mad loony who is best ignored
hoping I might get bored and runaway again . . . Actually I am only slightly
annoying because she is a bit left wing politically and tends to tell it as she
sees it and I like that in a chap. . . . OK she is not a chap. Harry himself has long thought I am a mad
bloke who gets stuff wrong all the time, OK so I accept he did not get to Hogwarts
through the back of a wardrobe, but it is a easy mistake to make. Trains, wardrobes they are very similar and he did insist in hiding under the stairs a
lot. Add to this the rather disturbing
news that the established writing fraternity have got it into their heads that
I am the worst writer in the world and that I should be avoided at all costs.
Which is why you sometimes see folk wearing paper bags on their heads in Pie
Shops (sorry I mean Book Shops) . . . . it generally means I am not far away.
The one thing I do know about this new play is that it is set nineteen years later from the end of the last book or film if you took the easy route. And it appears that Harry Potter has been working hard in the Ministry of Magic all this time. WHAT that does not seem like Harry to me, OK he was turning into a bit of a grump bag as time passed but then he did have that Gandalf trying to do him in all the time. But nineteen years as a bureaucratic administrator well that is terrible, even I feel a bit sorry for him. It just goes to show how fickle life is and it might explain the name of the play . . . . Harry Potter and the Cursed Child . . . . . I suspect deep down Harry wanted to be an Astronaut or an explorer or a wild mad Professor, and I can see that at some point all that administration was going to make him crack up. And all that responsibility of a young family to look after. So the wizard’s world of magic might not be all it is cracked up to be.
The one thing above all others that I am curious about though is not Harry Potter or the curse, but the flying Birds Nest . . . . . . . . . .Now that is COOL, I plan to draw one of them.
OOooooooo in readiness for the village hall valentine’s lunch on Sunday today I made the City of
out of cardboard. .
. . . . . Towers