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JK Rowling and the curse of Harry Potter’s success

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has some brilliant stage effects but is more like fan-fiction than the real thing

By Nabeelah Jaffer  
A scene from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child © Manuel Harlan

A scene from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child © Manuel Harlan

There are a few children but not many. Most of those who have given up consecutive evenings to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are, like me, in their twenties. There are two Kuwaiti fans who in honour of Harry have etched silver scars on their foreheads, an American girl in a “Marauder’s Map” dress who has travelled to London especially for the plays, and…

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