The very first public performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part 1 occurred Tuesday evening in London.
Hypable was present for the first night and will write a review of the show after we see Part 2. Frankly, you should ignore any reviews going up right now — no one has seen more than half of this thing. I honestly can’t even tell you what I think of the story because so many critical plot points are hanging in the balance at the end of Part 1. In fact, if Part 1’s ending was the ending, I would write that this play is a disappointment. But that’s a discussion for another time.
J.K. Rowling has asked people to not spoil the plot (#KeepTheSecrets). We at Hypable are not going to completely heed that request, but trust me — the things we spoil over the next few days are mild compared to the other twists and turns that occur.
In this article we’re going to share the Hogwarts Houses the three main children — the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco — are sorted into. Most are predictable, but one of the sortings is a big surprise.
Are you ready?
Scorpius Malfoy: Slytherin
Rose Granger-Weasley: Gryffindor
Albus Severus Potter: Slytherin
Yep, Harry Potter’s son is a freakin’ Slytherin. A shock for sure, and a fun surprise while watching it play out on stage. The Cursed Child presents a brief version of the Sorting Hat ceremony in which the students each wear the hat. Albus Severus is the last of the kids to be sorted, so it was interesting to see the others be sorted into their expected Hogwarts Houses while Albus Severus was sent to Slytherin.
As you can imagine, the fact that Albus and Scorpius are in the same Hogwarts House leads the two to interact with each other. A lot.
Later in the play, Lily Potter is sorted into Gryffindor.
Personally I was hoping for at least one more sorting surprise — we here at Hypable had our money on Rose Granger-Weasley getting sorted into Hufflepuff. It would’ve been cool to see one of the new major characters join one of the Houses that are often overlooked (i.e. Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw).
Stay tuned for a few more tidbits about the play coming to Hypable soon, including an exciting nugget about Hermione, and which two characters have died in the years between Deathly Hallows and the beginning of Cursed Child.
The Cursed Child script book will be released on July 31, at which point everyone will be able to enjoy the official “eighth story.”