No other existing thread on this, and had no idea where else in the forums to put it, so here it is in general.
Based on an original new story by JK Rowling, and written by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the special rehearsal edition script is now out in book form.
It has received pre-order highs not seen since The Deathly Hallows, and the play itself is receiving incredible rave reviews.
Read (or are reading) the book? What do you think of it?
Worth the wait, or rather it had ended where Deathly Hallows left off?
Have read all of Part One.
It’s a really good read. I have really vivid imagery in my head thanks to the established nature of most of the characters. I feel like it would work magically on the stage. That spark isn’t quite all there when just reading it, but the awe of it all on stage I imagine is just something else.
Like I said at the end of part one, I reckon the play is a sight to behold.
As a book, it doesn’t quite work fully. That’s only because there is a lack of description to drive the emotions. The world itself is easily visible in my mind thanks to the history I have with it, but some really powerful scenes were reduced in impact on paper, which I’m sure will hit a lot harder sat in a theatre.