Peskipiksi Pesternomi! #HarryPotterandtheCursedChild just delivered a Langlock spell to critics by winning Best Play at the prestigious London Evening Standard Theatre Award. The 62nd annual event saw Maggie Smith present the Best Play award to Cursed Child director John Tiffany, who said:
"It's a show about the peril of isolation, about unity, about family and about love."
Fan reactions to the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play were almost universally positive, but it's great to see the show get the critical recognition it deserves.
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#JKRowling was unable to attend the ceremony in person, but Cursed Child actress Noma Dumezweni read a statement from the author, who lauded scriptwriter Jack Thorne for "crafting the bare bones of a story into something very special."